This gorgeous green Mint Chocolate Cake is a show-stopping layer cake perfect for St. Patrick's Day or Oreo fans! One of our favorite holiday recipes ever!
Keyword cake, holiday, mint, Oreo, party, St. Patrick's Day
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 30minutes
Total Time 50minutes
Author Stacey aka the Soccer Mom
2teaspoonspure vanilla extract
1cupunsalted sweet cream buttersoftened
4cupscrushed mint Oreo cookies
Mint Oreo Frosting Ingredients:
2cupsunsalted sweet cream buttersoftened
1cupmint Oreo cookiesfinely crushed
4-6Tablespoonsheavy whipping cream
Vanilla Frosting Ingredients:
3cupsunsalted sweet cream buttersoftened
2Tablespoonspure vanilla extract
5-6Tablespoonsheavy whipping cream
Chocolate Ganache Ingredients:
1cupsemi sweet chocolate chips
1/2cupheavy whipping cream
Food Coloring Needed:
Kelly green food coloring
Leaf green food coloring
Mint green food coloring
Preheat oven to 350°F and prepare your cake pans with non-stick baking spray.
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the milk and vanilla and set aside.
In a different large mixing bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy using a stand mixer or electric hand mixer.
In a third mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder.
Gradually add both the wet ingredients and the dry ingredients to the bowl with butter mixture, alternating and mixing as you go. Mix on low to medium until combined.
Using another large mixing bowl and a hand mixer, beat the eggs until stiff peaks form. Fold into cake batter.
Divide the batter among three clean bowls.
Stir a few drops of kelly green food coloring into one bowl, a few drops of leaf green coloring into the second bowl, and a few drops of mint green coloring into the third bowl. You will end up with batter that is three different shades of green.
Pour each bowl of green batter into its own cake pan.
Bake for 23-26 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of each cake comes out clean.
Remove from oven, but allow cakes to cool completely before removing from pans.
Once cool, place cakes on a cutting board. Trim the cakes so that they are flat on top.
Place the darkest cake layer on your cake stand.
Mint Oreo Frosting Directions:
Using a standing mixer, beat all ingredients together of the mint Oreo frosting until stiff peaks form (about 3-5 minutes).
Scoop about 1 cup of the mint Oreo frosting onto the bottom layer of cake and spread. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the crushed Oreos onto the top of the frosting.
Place the second lightest layer of cake on top of your bottom layer.
Repeat steps with the frosting and another cup of crushed Oreos.
Place the last layer of cake on top.
Vanilla Frosting Directions:
Using a standing mixer, combine all of the vanilla frosting ingredients into the mixer and mix until stiff peaks form.
Scoop two cups of frosting onto the top layer of cake and frost the entire cake. Use an offset spatula to smooth.
Place a 10 inch round cake board onto the top of the cake.
Split the rest of the white frosting into three bowls. Mix a couple drops of leaf green food coloring into one bowl, a couple drops mint green food coloring into another bowl, and leave the remaining frosting white.
Scoop each color of frosting into their own piping bags. Use a star tip for the white frosting bag.
Pipe the darker green frosting around the edge of the bottom of the cake twice.
Pipe the lighter green frosting around the middle twice.
Pipe the white frosting around the top twice.
Smooth frosting so that the outside of your cake appears striped.
Chocolate Ganache Directions:
In a small pot, heat up the heavy whipping cream until simmering and place the chocolate chips into a heat safe bowl.
Once the heavy whipping cream is steaming, pour over the chocolate chips and begin to stir.
Continue stirring until chocolate chips have melted and ganache is smooth.
Slowly pour the chocolate ganache over the top of the cake, so it drips a bit down the sides.
Allow the ganache to harden.
Finishing by pipping vanilla frosting rosettes and sprinkling crushed Oreos over the top of the entire cake.
Slice and enjoy!
Note: Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.