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Andes Chocolate Cake

Written by ziir

Andes chocolate lovers, meet your new favorite cake. The layers of chocolate and mint buttercream will have you falling in love! 

YIELDS:

12 SERVINGS

PREP TIME:

0 HOURS 10 MINS

COOK TIME:

HOURS 30 MINS

TOTAL TIME:

1 HOUR 30 MINS


INGREDIENTS

FOR THE CAKE

1 (16-oz.) box devil’s food cake mix, plus ingredients called for on box

1 c. Andes mints, plus more for garnish

FOR THE CHOCOLATE GANACHE1 

1 c. heavy cream

2 c. chocolate chips

FOR THE PEPPERMINT BUTTERCREAM

1 c. butter, softened
5 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. peppermint extract
3 tbsp. heavy cream
6 drops green gel food coloring (optional)

DIRECTIONS

Bake two 9″ round layers of chocolate cake according to box instructions. Let cool completely.

Make ganache: In a large saucepan over medium heat, bring heavy cream to a simmer until tiny bubbles form around the edges. Remove from heat and add chocolate chips, whisking until combined. Let mixture cool until it reaches a spreadable consistency, at least 30 minutes, before frosting cake.

Meanwhile, make buttercream: In a large bowl using a hand mixer, cream together butter, powdered sugar, and peppermint extract until light and fluffy. Add cream and green food coloring and stir until evenly combined.

Top 1 cake layer with buttercream, then place the second cake layer on top of it. 

Top with ganache. You can either leave the sides of the cake naked or frost all of the sides with ganache, as seen in the video.

Decorate with Andes mints. 

Watch the video

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