01 May 2018

Mint Choc Chip



Do you have a favorite ice cream flavor or a favorite cake frosting?  I do!  I love salted caramel.  I think it's the best thing ever!  If salted caramel is one of the ice cream flavors, I don't even bother looking at other flavors; I have to have salted caramel.  That said, I also love mint choc chip.  For cake frosting, though, mint choc chip trumps salted caramel, in my book.  It's less sweet and has a light, fresh flavor --just feels less sinful overall.

My daughter requested for a mint choc chip birthday cake this year.  I'd never attempted one before, but figured it shouldn't be that difficult.  I managed to find a Swiss meringue buttercream recipe for mint chocolate chip and it was divine!  Divine because it was light and right and just...fresh.  (Side note: If you've ever tried Swiss meringue buttercream, you won't ever want to go back to regular buttercream ever. Trust me on this.)  Instead of regular chocolates, I added Andes Mints instead and that absolutely enhances the mint chocolate-ness of the frosting. I added some fresh mint leaves from our plant and some pastel chocolate 'rocks' to finish off.
I've since realized that not everyone likes mint or even mint chocolate.  Do you like mint chocolate chip as a flavor in anything?  

9 COMMENTS:

Tamar SB said...

That looks amazing!!!

Pea bea said...

Pralines and Cream, but my all time favorite is Vanilla. Read once that anyone that chose Vanilla when visiting Baskins Robbins Ice Cream were boring. I will take that title because I love Vanilla; especially if topping apple pie. :)

Peabea from Peabea Scribbles

Sharon said...

Mint chocolate chip is my favorite too! It's actually good WITH salted caramel in frozen yogurt form :)

Jill Harrison said...

it sounds so yummy. I love peppermint too. Though we had a bought salted caramel cheesecake the other day which was delicious!

Erica Sta said...

Yummy... it looks delicious.

Pieni Lintu said...

Looks so yummy!!

Lydia C. Lee said...

Gorgeous cake!!

elizabeth said...

Oh, I want to try this recipe! Do you have a link you can share?

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

Such a lovely cake! Yum! And you were right, it is hot in Hong Kong. My husband says he is sweating his booty off. He is in China today and tomorrow, and then back to Hong Kong.

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