I’m heading out of town this weekend to Garmish, Germany for a marriage retreat courtesy of the US Army. Three days and two nights at the Edelweiss Resort all on the Army’s dime. When they offer these kinds of weekends – you don’t tell the Army no. You say, THANK YOU and enjoy yourself!
Unfortunately, by going on this retreat I’ll be missing my dear friend Chasity’s birthday on Sunday. Sad, yes. BUT – being the awesome friend I am… I’m making her birthday cake before I head out of town! Her husband asked me last week if I’d make the cake for her and of course I jumped at the chance. Chasity’s favorite flavors are mint & chocolate chip. No lie about this too. We went to Poland together last weekend and stopped in Dresden and she ate two giant scoops of mint chocolate chip ice cream. She LOVES this stuff! (PS Sorry, Chasity for calling you out on the ice cream haha!)
I started with a basic two layer 8-in chocolate cake. You can use any recipe you like… for a quick cake, I like chocolate fudge box mix or you can use my favorite recipe for chocolate cake. Since most of the awesomeness of this cake comes from the frosting and the decorations… the cake part wasn’t my primary focus. I frosted the cake with buttercream – but kicked it up a million notches by adding mint and chocolate chunks to create the mint chocolate chip aspect of the cake. For garnish I made a mint chocolate bark that was super simple yet so darn yummy. Overall – this cake ruled!