Chocolate Mint Fudge Cake

Chocolate Mint Fudge Cake

Recipe Rating: 3.54051
Serves 12 to 15
This delightfully dense, moist and minty cake is a hit at gatherings year-round, though we love its classic grasshopper flavor combination in the spring.
  • Cake
  • 2 1/4 cup sifted all-purpose flour (plus extra for cake pan)
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup low-fat (1%) milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure 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
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 carbohydrates, (2 g dietary fiber, 24g sugar), 6g protein.
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