Creme de Menthe Cake


Like mint chocolate chip ice cream? Then you'll go wild for this shortcut Creme de Menthe Cake recipe. With layers of flavor from rich fudge, creamy frosting, and sweet candies, no one will be able to tell you didn't bake this mint cake from scratch!

Creme de Menthe Cake
Photo: Jill Budden
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cool Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 1 package 2-layer-size chocolate cake mix

  • ¼ cup creme de menthe

  • ½ cup fudge ice cream topping

  • 1 16 ounce can vanilla frosting

  • 1 tablespoon creme de menthe

  • Green food coloring (optional)

  • Chocolate-mint candy, coarsely chopped (such as Andes mints or miniature Peppermint Patties) (optional)


  1. Prepare cake mix according to package directions using two 8- or 9-inch round cake pans, except replace 1/4 cup of the water with creme de menthe. Remove cakes from pans and cool as directed. If necessary, cut a thin slice off the top of each cake to make the tops flat.

  2. Place ice cream topping in a small microwave-safe bowl. Micro-cook on 50% power (medium) for 30 to 40 seconds or until spreadable, stirring once. Spread ice cream topping atop bottom of one of the cake layers. Top with remaining cake layer. Combine frosting with remaining 1 tablespoon creme de menthe in a medium bowl. If using clear creme de menthe, tint frosting with a few drops of green food coloring, if desired. Frost top and sides of cake and garnish with chocolate-mint candy, if desired.

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