Jeani’s Chocolate Mocha Mint Cake and Chocolate Mint Frosting Recipe

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This delicious cake has a hint of mint and mocha. I adapted it from the Chocolate Cake recipe on the back of the Hershey’s powdered cocoa box. The added ingredients and alterations in preparation make for a better tasting and better textured cake.

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Servings: 10 to 12 servings


Cost per serving $1.67 view details
  • Cake:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1-3/4 cups unbleached flour (King Arthur)
  • 3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • A couple dashes cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup hot coffee (freshly brewed)
  • 1-1/2 tsp. chopped chocolate mint from fresh mint leaves (I use a sharp Santoku knife and chop in a little sugar until pasty)
  • Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
  • 1/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1 oz. unsweetened chocolate melted in microwave according to package instructions
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup fresh brewed coffee
  • 1-1/2 tsp. finely chopped fresh mint


  1. Cake Directions:
  2. Pre-Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans or place parchment paper on bottom of pans. (I use parchment paper)
  3. In a separate bowl mix flour, cocoa, baking powder, cinnamon, soda and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a mixing bowl, beat together sugar and oil and butter. Add eggs one at a time and beat thoroughly between additions.
  5. Add milk and vanilla to mix and beat on medium speed until mixed. Add dry ingredients to liquid batter a little at a time until well blended. Add chopped mint and mix on medium until blended.
  6. Stir in hot coffee by hand. Batter will be thin. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  7. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. (Check after first 20 minutes. You don’t want the cake to become dry) Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.
  8. Frosting Directions:
  9. After the chocolate square is melted, add the butter and microwave another 20 seconds until butter is melted. Using a rubber spatula, place mixture in a larger bowl. Stir in cocoa. Add coffee and mint and stir. Gradually add powdered sugar and continue stirring until desired consistency is reached. If you need more liquid, add a small amount of milk until desired consistency is reached. About 2 cups frosting.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 199g
Recipe makes 10 servings
Calories 624  
Calories from Fat 207 33%
Total Fat 23.55g 29%
Saturated Fat 10.85g 43%
Trans Fat 0.14g  
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Sodium 733mg 31%
Potassium 122mg 3%
Total Carbs 99.88g 27%
Dietary Fiber 2.8g 9%
Sugars 76.76g 51%
Protein 6.44g 10%
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