Chocolate Mint Fudge Cake

Chocolate Mint Fudge Cake

Serves 12 to 15

This delightfully dense, moist and minty cake is a hit at gatherings year-round, though we love it's classic grasshopper flavor combination in the spring.

Ingredients: 
  • Cake
  • 2 1/4 cups sifted unbleached white flour (plus extra for cake pan)
  • 1 1/2 cup natural evaporated cane sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup low fat milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, melted
  • Icing
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 6 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
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Method: 

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray one 9 x 13-inch or two 8-inch round baking pans (if round, serve as a layer cake or individually) with canola or olive oil and dust with enough flour to cover. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the sifted flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the butter, milk and vanilla and peppermint extracts. Beat for 2 minutes at medium speed with an electric mixer. Add the eggs and then gradually add the melted chocolate (be sure the chocolate is not too hot) and beat for 2 more minutes on high.
Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until done when tested with a toothpick.

Cool cake in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Remove from pan, if desired, and continue cooling on racks.

To make icing, place softened butter and peppermint extract in a mixing bowl. Blend on low speed for one minute. Add powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, mixing on low until smooth. Add the cocoa powder and continue to mix on low until fully incorporated. Spread icing on cooled cake.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:320 calories (140 from fat), 15g total fat, 9g saturated fat, 55mg cholesterol, 280mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber, 24g sugar), 6g protein
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