November 1, 2012

Mint Chocolate Torte

I made this cake for my mom's birthday who LOVES mint chocolate things. She loved this cake as did the rest of the family. I would definitely make this again!


3/4 cup baking cocoa
1/2 cup hot water
2 cups sugar
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup milk
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 cups miniature marshmallows
1/4 cup milk
Dash salt
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
2 to 3 drops green food coloring, optional
2 cups cool whip
1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream

In a small bowl, combine cocoa and water until smooth; set aside. In
a large bowl, combine the sugar, flour, baking soda, salt and baking
powder. Add the milk, mayonnaise, eggs, vanilla and cocoa mixture;
beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.

Pour into three greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at
350° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the
center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from
pans to wire racks to cool completely.

For filling, combine the marshmallows, milk and salt in a small
saucepan; cook and stir over low heat until marshmallows are melted.
Remove from the heat; stir in peppermint extract and food coloring
if desired. Transfer to a bowl; refrigerate until chilled.

Fold in cool whip. Place bottom cake layer on a serving plate;
spread with a third of the filling. Repeat layers twice.

For topping, combine chocolate chips and cream in a small saucepan;
cook and stir over low heat until chips are melted. Drizzle over top
and down sides of cake. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 14



  1. It was VERY marvelous - so very good and pretty,too.
    Thanks for making it for me.