Introduction: Creme De Menthe Cake

Creme De Menthe is a green, mint flavored, alcohol. I can't imagine drinking it because it would be like drinking mouth wash, but it is fantastic for baking! It gives anything you add it to a nice minty color & taste. This cake recipe has been in the family for generations! If you like mint chocolate chip icecream, you'll love this! It's basically the reincarnation of the icecream in cake form. Of course my ancestors always made the cake from scratch, but I used one from a box to simplify things a bit. 

Gather your supplies:
Cake mix (and ingredients for it, or other favorite recipe)
1 Tbs Creme De Menthe Alchohol
Fudge topping (and/or mint buttercream recipe)
Andes mini mints

Before beginning preheat the oven to the directed temperature & prepare a pan by greasing and/or dusting it

1. Make the batter by replacing 1Tbs  of the water/liquids with the creme de menthe
2. Finish making the cake batter as directed
3. Stir in as many or as little of the chips as you prefer
4. Pour your batter into your prepared pan
5. Bake as directed
6. Once it is cooked properly, let it cool in the pan completely, then gently flip it out of the pan onto a plate.
7 Warm up the fudge in a boiling water bath until it thins.
8. Drizzle the fudge on top of the cake
9. Dish it up & ENJOY!


MINT BUTTERCREAM FROSTING

Ingredients:

1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine softened
1 teaspoon creme de menthe
4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar (approximately 1 lb.)
2 tablespoons milk


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Penolopy+Bulnick made it!(author)2012-03-20

That just looks so delicious! Great cake!

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killerjackalope made it!(author)2012-03-19

Interesting...

I remember trying to make use of creme de menthe while making various cocktails at parties, it's impossible, everything just tastes of it no matter how little goes in...

Though I did recently do chocolate and mint coffee, chocolate infused coffee brewed real strong with a double of peppermint schnapps (Much weaker flavour compared to creme de menthe).

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Biggsy made it!(author)2012-03-18

This sounds like a REALLY nice cake, but i would like to see more pictures, and maybe a step by step instructable that people can follow, take a look at some of my recipe instructables to see what i mean.... Let me know if you need any help.

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