This Buttercream Frosted Chocolate Mint Cake Has a Gradient Decoration

By: Alyson Wyers - Jul 25, 2015
References: mynameisyeh
The outside of this chocolate mint cake is as beautiful as the inside is delicious. Created by blogger Molly from My Name Is Yeh, the dessert also has a mint buttercream frosting. To go with the cool mint flavor, that icing comes in various green tones, giving the treat a gradient visual effect, with the shade of green getting darker towards the cake's base.

Infused with fresh mint leaves, the cake is rich, chocolatey and moist. To make your own version of this chocolate mint cake, you will need about 16 fresh mint leaves total, as well as ingredients including unsweetened cocoa powder, vanilla extract and green food coloring. The top layer is actually white frosting with each layer getting progressively darker green.