Grandma's Hint of Mint Cake

    CakeGrandma's Hint of Mint Cake Recipe - quick homemade chocolate cake, topped with Peppermint Patties and a homemade chocolate frosting. Great for a potluck dinner - super easy to transport. We like it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 (12oz) package miniature Peppermint Patties, unwrapped and halved crosswise

  • Frosting
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 (16oz) package powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the cake:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9x13-inch pan and set aside.

Combine flour, sugar, cocoa and cinnamon in a bowl. Set aside.

In a saucepan, combine butter and water ,cook over low heat until butter is melted. Removed from heat. Stir in baking soda. Add to flour mixture, stirring to combine.

Combine egg, buttermilk and vanilla. Stir into flour mixture. Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake for 40 minutes.

Remove cake from oven. Top with halved peppermint patties. Bake for an additional 2-3 minutes, until patties are melted. Gently spread melted candies over top of cake. Allow to cool.

For the frosting:

Combine butter and milk in a saucepan. Cook over low heat until butter is melted. Remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Continue stirring until smooth. Stir in vanilla. Spread over cooled cake.