Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Sassy Sweets: Thin Mint Sheet Cake

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Today is sister M's birthday!  Happy Birthday sister!!!  She has a lot going on in her life right now - looking for a job, planning a wedding, getting used to the day-in and day-out "real life".  It's a lot.  Over here, we've been dealing with a lot, too!  John just got back from London for work and tomorrow I leave for Chicago for a long weekend (taking John with me, luckily).

I will work on Thursday and Friday and some of Saturday, too.  But we should have plenty of time for ourselves while we're there.  Plus, it's basically spring.  I'm not 100% sure that the weather will hold out but I'm feeling hopeful.  All of these things lead me to this ultra-delicious chocolatey cake!  Perfect for a special birthday, like my sisters, but also just really perfect for spring!
Thin Mint Sheet Cake 
Serves:  24 (13x9 pan)
Thin Mint Cake:
2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups flour
3/4 cups cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons mint extract
1 cup boiling water

Mint Chocolate Chip Frosting:
1 1/4 cups butter
2 cups powdered sugar2 teaspoons mint extract

1/4 cup milk
4-5 drops green food coloring, if desired
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips


Thin Mint Cake:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease a 9x13 baking sheet with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, stir together sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and baking soda.  Add eggs, milk, oil and mint extract.  Beat together for at least 2 minutes, until fully combined.  Stir in water.  Pour batter into the pan.  Bake 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.  Frost when cooled.

Mint Chocolate Chip Frosting:
Meanwhile, make the frosting.  Beat butter, sugar, mint extract, and milk until fluffy and smooth (3-4 minutes).  Stir in the green food coloring, if desired, and mini chocolate chips.  Frost the cooled cake.

Until the next time my oven is on...



11 comments:

  1. Oh boy, I am in love with this cake. My son will gobble this up. Can't wait to make it Dani!

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