The Best. Cake. Ever.

Every year for Eric’s birthday I have tried to make him a special dessert.  One I know he would love and one I had never attempted before!  Some of my past creations were Divine Chocolate Cake from Cooks Country, Chocolate Pie by Emeril, and Eric’s Grandma’s Pecan Pie.  This year I set a new bar for myself! I had found a recipe, via Pinterest from the website, for a Chocolate Cake with Mint Chocolate Chip Frosting.  The picture looked amazing and knowing that one of Eric’s absolute favorite desserts is a mint chocolate chip ice cream cake, I had to try it.  Here is the recipe.  You are going to want to bookmark this page; it was so good!


For the Cake:

  • 1/2c Butter, softened
  • 1.5c Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1.5c Flour
  • 9Tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2tsp Salt
  • 1tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2c Brewed Coffee, cooled
  • 1/2c Milk

For the Frosting:

  • 1c Butter, softened
  • 8c Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2tsp Peppermint Extract
  • 1/2c Milk plus 2Tbsp
  • 11oz Dark Chocolate Chunks (62% Cacao)
  • 1/8tsp Green Food Coloring

For Ganache:

  • 3/4c Heavy Cream
  • 1.5c Semisweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4tsp Peppermint Extract

1. In a medium bowl mix cocoa with flour, salt, baking soda and powder. In a measuring cup mix coffee and milk together and set aside.

2. Mix butter and sugar in a mixer for 5 minutes or until smooth.  Then beat in eggs one at a time.  Slowly add in dry ingredients alternating with the coffee mixture until all is added.

3. Pour batter into two cake pans lined with parchment paper, greased and floured. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes.  Remove and allow to cool completely before frosting.

4. For the frosting. Chop dark chocolate in a food processor until they become little bits ( not powder!).  Then in a mixer, beat the butter, powdered sugar and milk for 3-5 minutes, until smooth and creamy.

5. Next add food coloring and extract, by hand-mixing it, into the batter. You may need to add additional milk.  Once consistency is correct, fold in the dark chocolate bits. Now you are ready to frost:)

Here is a picture of the frosted cake.

Once your cake is frosted it is now time for the ganache.

6. Heat heavy cream in a saucepan just until boiling. Remove immediately from heat and set aside. In a small bowl pour chocolate chips in the bottom and slowly add heavy cream and peppermint extract. Stir until smooth. Allow ganache to completely cool, then pour over your frosted cake.


Now it is time to put on the candles and sing ” Happy Birthday!”

I wish I could describe in words just how amazing the cake tasted. However, I don’t think it would do the cake justice! I guess you are going to have to make it and try it yourself:) Enjoy!


3 thoughts on “The Best. Cake. Ever.

  1. Pingback: Mint Chocolate Oreo Ice Cream Cake | goinghomemade

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