Mint Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

Mint Chocolate Chip Pound Cake Recipe for the holidays! These make great edible gifts!!This mini Mint Chocolate Chip Pound Cake recipe makes fun edible gifts!

Easy Mint Chocolate Chip Pound Cake Recipe for the holidays! These make great edible gifts!!
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Rich and sumptuous pound cake studded with chocolate chips and infused with refreshing mint. Mmmm!

There’s a popular candy that is coated with decadent chocolate and filled with peppermint, which chills your entire head when you inhale…

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Mint Chocolate Chip Pound Cake is that kind of luscious experience in a cake.

Mint Chocolate Chip Pound Cake Recipe
I love the combination of chocolate and mint. Cool and invigorating, creamy, decadent, and satisfying.

These flavors are a wonderful compliment to one another.

Making Mint Chocolate Chip Pound Cake Recipe for the holidays! These make great edible gifts!!

One bite of Mint Chocolate Chip Pound Cake will make you sit up and smile. These mouthwatering cakes make perfect edible gifts for the holidays that will leave your friends and family wanting more.

You can make them ahead and freeze them for another time. That is, if you can keep your family from eating them up.  Mine were quickly being nibbled away before I realized it!

After all, who wouldn’t want Mint Chocolate Chip Pound Cake for breakfast, snacks, and dessert?

Mint Chocolate Chip Pound Cake Recipe for the holidays! These make great edible gifts!!
Like traditional pound cake, Mint Chocolate Chip Pound Cake is simple and quick to make, yet slow to bake.

Simple and easy, yes. Yet there are a few tips to help your cake have the moist tender texture that is so desired.

Easy Mint Chocolate Chip Pound Cake Recipe for the holidays! These make great edible gifts!!

Not over-mixing it is the key.

If you have to beat something while baking, let it be the sugar and butter. They can take it.

How to Make Mint Chocolate Chip Pound Cake Recipe for the holidays! These make great edible gifts!!

Blend in the eggs gently. Beating the eggs too much will cause a crackly crust on top of the cake. (Tasty, but not pretty.)

Mix the other ingredients until just blended. Over-mixing always leads to a tough cake.

Perfect Mint Chocolate Chip Pound Cake Recipe for the holidays! These make great edible gifts!!

Bake the cake the full amount of time without opening oven door. This prevents the cake from falling. Yet, what really completes this Mint Chocolate Chip Pound Cake is the rich, creamy, chocolate mint ganache.

Best Mint Chocolate Chip Pound Cake Recipe for the holidays! These make great edible gifts!!

Drizzle a thick layer of warm ganache over the cakes. Allow it to drip down the sides of the cakes. Use an offset spatula to fill in any holes on top.

Mint Chocolate Chip Pound Cake Recipe for the holidays! These make great edible gifts!!

Mint Chocolate Chip Pound Cake will be everyone’s favorite treat this season, guaranteed!

Awesome Mint Chocolate Chip Pound Cake Recipe for the holidays! These make great edible gifts!!

April Scharpf

Mint Chocolate Chip Pound Cake Recipe
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Mint Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 
Mint Chocolate Chip Pound Cake Recipe - Ultra moist and rich peppermint chocolate chip cake with creamy chocolate ganache over the top, makes a marvelous holiday gift!
Servings: 6 Servings
Nutrition Facts
Mint Chocolate Chip Pound Cake
Amount Per Serving (8 g)
Calories 1587 Calories from Fat 567
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 63g 97%
Saturated Fat 42g 210%
Cholesterol 271mg 90%
Sodium 575mg 24%
Potassium 652mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 232g 77%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 153g
Protein 22g 44%
Vitamin A 29.7%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 37.3%
Iron 33.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients

Pound Cake
  • 4 cups sifted all purpose flour
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup cups unsalted butter, softened (3 sticks)
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 + drops green food coloring
  • 12 ounce bag of mini chocolate chips
Ganache
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 6-8 mini loaf pans. ( I used 3x5 inch pans.)
  2. Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Scrape the sides of bowl and mix in the eggs, baking powder, salt, peppermint extract, green food coloring, and milk.
  3. Add the flour in thirds until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Fill the pans two-thirds full.
  4. Bake 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes, remove from pans and place on a cooling rack.
  5. For Ganache: Heat the cream in a small pot over medium-low heat, until small bubbles form at the edges of the pot. Place the chocolate chips in a glass bowl. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate. Let it sit about 5 minutes, then stir with a whisk until the chocolate and cream are totally combined. Stir in the peppermint extract.
  6. Cool the ganache to a thick pourable consistency. Pour or drizzle over the cakes. Serve warm or cool completely before wrapping.

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2 comments on “Mint Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

  1. Betty Lynneposted December 15, 2017 at 8:07 am Reply

    OK, that seriously made my mouth water at 8am this morning! Two of my favorite things — chocolate and mint! So pretty and perfect for the holidays! Can’t wait to try!

  2. nicolthepickleposted December 15, 2017 at 12:32 pm Reply

    It looks incredible. I love a good loaf cake.