Thin Mint Cake
A few weeks ago a friend of mine asked me to make a birthday cake for her friend. When we were trying to figure out what kind of cake to make the idea of mint came up. I loved the idea, but then I realized I hadn't made a chocolate mint cake before. I immediately thought of creme de menthe to get the mint flavor, but I wasn't sure what else to add to the cake, and whether the mint should used for the buttercream or the filling.
I thought about a couple different options, but my favorite was using the girl scout cookie thin mints. Unfortunately girl scout cookies are not available in the grocery store and it was well past cookie selling time. I happen to mention this idea to a co-worker, and she knew that a mutual friend of ours happen to have an extra box of thin mints. So thin mints were found and the chocolate mint cake was slowly coming together.
I finally decided on chocolate buttercream and using the mint for filling and topping. I put a whole box of crushed thin mints in the filling and topping. Unfortunately there are no pictures of the inside of the cake, but the filling is was like mint whipped cream with crushed thin mints.
Every time I make a chocolate buttercream I change it up a little. Each time trying something a little different trying to improve upon my previous creations. Personally I was quite proud of the buttercream I made for this cake. It was chocolaty and creamy. Mr. Apron thought it was the best I have made.
My only regret with this cake is that I never got to taste an actual slice. I put some frosting, filling and left over cake from leveling, and I thought it came out very well, but I will need to try it again and get the full experience.
The chocolate butter cream and mint filing were my own creation, so I am not attaching the recipe. But here is the chocolate cake recipe I used for this cake from Hereshey's. I like this cake recipe and I use it often. It never fails and it is a lot easier and less time consuming than some of the other ones I use the involve melting chocolate.