Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Chocolate Pound Cake with Mint Icing

Chocolate Pound Cake with Mint Icing
For New Year's day we had a Chocolate Pound Cake with Mint Icing.  It is a festive cake that was a nice change for the holidays.  I found the recipe in the Christmas Cottage Cookbook 2013.  This was a wonderful publication put out by Hoffman Media.  I used several recipe from this cookbook for the holidays at my house.

1 cup butter, softened
3 cups sugar
5 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
Mint icing (recipe follows)
Garnish with Creme de menthe chocolate mints (Andes Mints)

Mint Icing:
1 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
4 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons creme de menthe
( If not green add two drops of green food coloring and mix well)

In a medium bowl, combine confectioner's sugar, cream, and creme de menthe whisking well until smooth.  If the icing isn't the right consistency add another tablespoon of cream until desired consistency.  Spoon over cakes and garnish with crumbled mints. 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a Bundt pan with nonstick baking spray with flour.  
In a large bowl, combine butter and sugar.  Beat at medium-high speed with a mixer until fluffy.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each one.  Add vanilla to butter mixture beating well.  In a large bowl sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  Gradually alternate flour and buttermilk mixture beating to mix well until all combined.  
Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for one hour or until wooden toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Let cool in pan for 10-15 minutes.  Then remove from pan and cool on wire rack. Spoon mint icing over cakes and garnish with mints.

Recipe adapted: from Christmas Cottage Cookbook.


I will link this to:
Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm 
Strut Your Stuff Saturday at Six Sisters Stuff 
Homemaking Linkup at Hope In Every Season 
Rooted in Thyme Simple and Sweet Fridays
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style 


The Quintessential Magpie said...

This is so pretty!

I wonder if you could do this with a chocolate icing, too?? The mint is pretty, but I was just wondering about chocolate on chocolate.

Thanks for sharing the recipeM



Sylvia said...

ooh, Sherry, that looks good, I love Andy's Mints.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

It looks yummy!

A Bountiful Love said...

My hubby loves anything mint!

I will make this soon , stopping by from Hope in Every Season blog hop.

Khit M

Redecórate con Lola Godoy said...

Wow, is delicious. Congratulations for your work.
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