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Print This Delicious and Healthy St Patrick's Day Cake Recipe

St Patrick's Day Cake Recipe

St. Patricks Day Cake with Mint Frosting, light green topping

Peppermint fudge topping over an already deliciously moist cake is an easy holiday treat. Tinting the creamy topping to match the day is twice the fun. St Patrick's Day desserts the easy way.

1 box Cake Mix yellow
1 tsp Pure peppermint
4 or 5 drops Green food coloring
1 jar Fudge Ice Cream Topping
1 cup Chopped Nuts


1 1/2 tsp Pure peppermint
1 small tub Cool Whip
2 or 3 drops Green Food coloring

Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~ Directions on box
Pan Type ~ 13 x 9 inch pan
Preheat oven according to box directions. Prepare pan as directed on cake box.
Mix cake mix according to directions,
add the pure peppermint.
Add enough green food coloring to tint cake batter a light green.

Bake St Patrick's cake as per package directions.
When cake is done and still hot,
spread the Fudge Ice Cream Topping over top.
Sprinkle St Patrick's Day Cake with nuts. Cool completely.

Mix the pure peppermint, Cool Whip and
green food coloring (enough for light green tint).

Spread over St Patrick's Cake & refrigerate.

This also makes a festive looking Christmas cake.

12 Servings
Nutrition facts:
Serving Size 63 g
Calories 236
Calories from Fat 97
Total Fat 10.8g 17%
Saturated Fat 4.5g 22%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 249mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 30.7g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1.3g 5%
Sugars 18.2g
Protein 3.3g
Vitamin A 0% • Vitamin C 0% • Calcium 4% • Iron 6

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When Baking with Butter:

Room temperature butter in the cake batter is one of the biggest cake baking mistakes. In fact, butter must be below 68° to trap air molecules and build structure. Otherwise, the fat will liquefy and the cake will be flat. To get “cool” butter, cut the chilled butter into chunks and let it sit in a bowl for 5 minutes before beating.

When Mixing Cake Batter:

You cannot over beat the eggs, sugar and butter, but you can over beat the flour. If you do, gluten will form and you will be making a quick bread instead of layer cake. Beat the flour just until there are no visible signs of dry flour, but not until the batter is completely smooth.

Cake Flour:

Cake flour is milled from soft wheat that has a lower gluten content and higher starch content than all-purpose flour. It helps to ensure a fluffy texture in cakes and pastries. A substitute for cake flour is to use all-purpose flour, but reduce the amount by 2 tablespoons per cup.

Green Food:

The food choices that we make every day have a profound effect on the environment. From farm to spoon, growing our food, processing it and transporting it all use tremendous amounts of energy, water and chemicals. By making just a few small changes in our eating and buying habits, we can greatly reduce this impact. When we eat green, we help the environment by reducing global warming pollution and help ourselves by eating fresh and healthy food. Eat local from farmers in your own neighborhood!