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Chocolate Mint Cream Cake

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Makes

14 servings

This recipe is fun and I had a lot of fun 'dreaming' this one up. It's easy, but very impressive when serving.—Patty Thompson, Jefferson, Iowa

Ingredients

  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 cup crushed mint creme Oreo cookies
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 packages (3.9 ounces each) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups cold 2% milk
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/2 cup crushed mint creme Oreo cookies
  • 15 mint Andes candies

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, water, oil, eggs and extract; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Fold in crushed cookies.
  2. Pour into three greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350° for 18-24 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. For topping, combine the dry pudding mixes, confectioners' sugar, milk and extract until thickened. Fold in whipped topping and crushed cookies.
  4. Place one cake layer on a serving plate; spread with topping. Repeat layers twice. Frost sides of cake with remaining topping.
  5. Chop eight candies; sprinkle over center of cake. Cut remaining candies in half; garnish each serving with a half candy. Store in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 492 calories, 23g fat (10g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 574mg sodium, 67g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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