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Andes Mint Layer Cake

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Andes Mint Layer Cake!

This rich chocolate cake has a huge layer of Andes Mint whipped filling and is drizzled with fudge topping.  The perfect chocolate dessert!

Tah Dah!!!  One last melted frosting recipe…for now…This one has yummy melted chocolate frosting inside and poured all over the top.  YUM!!!!!!

I love making this cake in various forms.  It is SO quick and easy to put together and everyone loves it! This time I added Andes mint candies for a refreshing mint twist to this recipe.  I think you will love it!! Andes Mint Cake!!

Here’s the recipe:  (printable version)

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 boxed chocolate cake mix (with oil/eggs/water to make according to directions)
  • 2 packets of Dream Whip  (found near the jello/pudding boxes at the grocery)
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • Andes Baking Chips 10 oz
  • One container of pre-made chocolate frosting

DIRECTIONS:

  • Make cake mix according to box and bake in 2 – 8 or 9 inch round pans (I cut parchment paper to fit, spray the pan with non-stick spray, and place it in the bottom of each pan so that the cake comes out easier).
  • Cool cakes completely on a wire rack and while they are cooling make your whipped filling:
  • Put Dream Whip, milk, vanilla, cocoa powder and powdered sugar into a mixing bowl and blend together.
  • Using a mixer, beat until stiff peaks form (3-4 minutes)
  • Fold in Andes mint baking chips, saving aside a few for topping.
  • Scoop chocolate frosting into a microwave safe bowl and heat for only about 20-30 seconds in the microwave.  Heat until frosting is melted into a hot fudge consistency.
  • Use a large serrated knife to level your two cakes.
  • Place 1st cake on serving plate, leveled edge up.
  • Pour about 1/4 of melted frosting on top of cake and spread to cover (I put this layer in the fridge for about a minute just to cool the warm frosting down before adding the mousse layer)
  • Spoon all of the mousse on top of the cake and spread it ALMOST to the edges.
  • Top with second cake– put the leveled edge against the mousse…this keeps all the crumbs in the middle and leaves a nice flat surface on the top of your cake. Gently press top layer down to squeeze the mousse all the way to the edges.
  • Pour the rest of the melted frosting over the entire cake and let it drip over the edges.
  • Sprinkle the remaining Andes Mint bits on top.
  • Refrigerate until serving, this will make the middle layer firm and easy to cut.

Andes Mint Cake!!!!

My thoughts:  I love this cake.  It is a beautiful dessert that is just so quick and easy to put together!

That creamy mint filling….oh my. I hope you get a chance to try it!  Enjoy!  ~r

Andes Mint cake!!!!

Other yummy chocolate treats here on easybaked:

Brownie Oreo Cookie CupGerman Chocolate PieRich Chocolate Ganache Mini CupcakesCaramel Fudge Brownies!!

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About Ruthanne

Ruthanne is a scientist with a passion for baking and food photography. Using her kitchen as a lab, she loves experimenting with a variety of flavors and ingredients to create unique, fun and ultimately tasty delights! Thus she created EasyBaked, a website where sugar and chocolate overflow in fun and easy recipes. Her Motto: Money can’t buy happiness -- but it can buy marshmallows, and that’s nearly the same thing! www.easybaked.net

18 responses »

  1. This looks divine!! I can’t believe how simple the recipe is … must try it out soon! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    • Thank you! It is SO easy- and versatile. You can add almost anything to the mousse, make your cake in any flavor, and use any kind of melted frosting flavor- it’s really a fun recipe! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Wow! It looks incredible! I don’t think I’d be safe in the same room as this 😉

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  3. How about using real whipping cream instead of dream whip? I just hate the greasy aftertaste of dream whip. Sounds delicious with real cream!!

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    • Really?? I LOVE Dream Whip! You can certainly try it with real cream- I’m not sure it will set up as nicely as a layer with that heavy cake on top? But try it and let us know?

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  4. Oh my goodness! This looks delicious!

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  5. Such a lovely layered cake, delicious job 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  6. Wow! That looks incredible!

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  7. Lorraine Johnson

    May have to make this for Sunday dinner!

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    • Aw…Hi Lorraine! I reply to so many comments and I never recognize a name! Hope you all are doing well- and that you enjoy the cake if you get a chance to make it!! {hugs}

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  8. This cake reminds me of the movie Zoolander. As in, this cake is “really, really, ridiculously good-looking.” Want.

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    • Haha!!! Somehow this comment slipped through the cracks and I missed it– guess I needed a good laugh today– had a chance to visit your blog too- fun! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

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