This post is a little late in coming. I actually made this cake middle of last month.
I am not quite sure why it got bumped till now. Probably I feel like I hit on a secret and I am not really willing to share it.
It is no secret that I love frosting. Remember this delicious lemon frosting I declared one of the best? And this coffee frosting I absolutely fell head over heels for? And my absolutely favorite chocolate frosting? Yeah I love the stuff. Particularly the really good stuff.
Oh lets not forget the strawberry swiss meringue buttercream. Wow.
This cake was for my mom’s birthday and she requested either a super lemony cake or chocolate. I pondered that for a couple of days and finally remembered she loves chocolate and mint. I have such an awesome mama. She has such lovely taste in all things- food especially.
After perusing mint frosting recipes for longer than most people read the news each day I finally settled on this recipe. Boy oh boy was I not disappointed. This is one of those beautifully fluffy melt in your mouth frostings. Full of flavor and the chocolate chips…. oh the chocolate chips totally elevate if from spectacular to maybe I shouldn’t let this secret out frosting.
But I love you all. So here it. I am going to hang on to this frosting as a base since all you do is all chocolate shavings and some mint flavoring. It would be just as easy to add vanilla instead. Leave in the chocolate. Trust me on this. It is the best part.
Ps. Never grated chocolate before? Just do it. I was scared the first time I tried but it really works easily! Make sure you have a large hole grater and just go for it. Put it through a sieve letting the dust fall through and using the larger grated pieces. Careful not to use your hands because it will nearly instantly melt. Then you get to lick it off which isn’t the world’s worst problem but leaves you without chocolate shavings.
One year ago today: Apple Crisp
Chocolate Chip Mint Frosting (double recipe for one two layer cake)
From Cooking Classy
3/4 cup butter, partially softened
1 1/2 tsp mint extract
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups powdered sugar
1 Tbsp heavy cream
Green food coloring if desired
1/2 cup chocolate shavings (see ps. above)
In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, using the paddle attachment whip butter on medium high speed until nearly white and very fluffy, about 7 – 8 minutes, frequently scrapping down the sides and bottom of the bowl. Blend in mint extract and vanilla extract. Add in powdered sugar and heavy cream and mix on low speed until combined. Blend in food coloring then increase speed to medium and beat until very light and fluffy, about 5 – 6 minutes, frequently scraping down the sides and bottom of the bowl. Fold in grated chocolate just before spreading frosting over the vessel of your choice.