Friday, March 7, 2014

chocolate mint layer cake for st. patrick's day

It's been almost a year since I made this St. Patrick's Day cake, and I'm only now getting around to blogging about it! Oh well, at least it's just in time for this year's St. Patrick's Day!

I didn't have much time to make the cake, as I had just given birth to my third baby a month earlier (and I was still nursing every 2 hours so I had to work in small half-hour chunks of time throughout the day), so I chose my favorite chocolate cake recipe which can be made in one bowl. I baked it up in two 8-inch pans, and while they were cooling I whipped up a quick batch of peppermint whipped cream (with a few drops of coloring to tint it green).

Then I sliced my cake layers in half horizontally (giving me four cake layers), and filled and frosted the layers with the peppermint whipped cream.

Decorating it had to be simple as I only had small spurts of time, so I piped a simple shell border, and a quick four-leaf clover in the center.

I thought it still looked rather plain, so I sprinkled some green and white confetti sprinkles over the shell borders.

With our corned beef and cabbage dinner that night, we had green beer and decorated with festive paper napkins...

... and ate yummy cake for dessert!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


  1. Wow, this looks really interesting and yummy. Please allow me to pin this to my board. I was browsing for more St Patrick's Day recipes and so I came to your blog. :) Keep sharing nice posts like this please. thank you so much!


    1. @Meow Opre - of course you can pin it to your board, thank you!

  2. Your cake is beautiful, love the frosting! :-)

    check out my recent post, Hot Fudge Cake

  3. This cake looks so delicious! Something I will definitely try to make. I just wrote a blogpost on Saint Patrick's Day baking and I was looking for more festive "green" recipes. Then, I found your blog. Love it!