Crème de Menthe Cake

25 May

It’s a sweet, minty twist on a simple white cake – a crème de menthe cocktail you eat with a fork. Even for those wary of mint, crème de menthe in baking is worth a try. It’s sweeter – and in this recipe, milder – than peppermint or spearmint.

1. Prepare:
[your favorite white cake recipe] + 3 tb. crème de menthe liqueur*

2. Frost with:
2 cans chocolate frosting

3. Frost with:
16 oz. whipped topping +  4 tb. crème de menthe liqueur**

Notes

*replacing 3 tb. of the water called for in the cake recipe

**You may choose to use just one can of frosting, and only 8 oz. of Cool Whip. I double it because I like the thicker layers on top.

I’ve seen this recipe with hot fudge or homemade frosting, but, believe it or not, I really prefer the canned frosting. You can also poke holes in the cake, melt the first can of frosting, and pour it over the holes.

It’s also popular to use chocolate cake instead of white cake, but the fresher, summery-er taste of the white cake recipe has always been my family’s preference.

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