Chocolate Mint Cake, #SundaySupper

"Eat Your Greens!" From appetizers to desserts, everything emerald is the focus of tonight’s #SundaySupper on Twitter. (Please scroll down for details.) Foodie Stuntman of Crazy Foodie Stunts hosts. He is sure to sprinkle his humor and culinary savvy into the conversation. 

Serendipitously my husband’s assistant (on the TV show Bones) requested that I make a flourless chocolate cake. I obliged. And covered the cake with Girl Scout Thin Mint based green frosting for today’s post.

Flourless (Gluten-Free!) Chocolate Cake with Thin Mint Frosting

What foods and/or drinks does the color green evoke for you? When I first saw this week’s #SundaySupper Eat Your Greens theme, my mind flew to...

Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream 
& High quality matcha served at elegant Japanese tea ceremonies
& Soft Oreos filled with matcha cream!

I also thought about green dried seaweed (nori) which adds a sweet crunch to any bowl of sticky white rice.  Shiso (perilla) which is featured in zillions of traditional Japanese dishes also crossed my mind. (For a list of 43 ways to enjoy the green leaf, visit Clotilde of  Chocolate and Zucchini.)

Despite my fondness for the fabulous foods above, I am oh, so grateful that I made flourless chocolate cake covered with minty green frosting. The recipe I discovered on is divinely decadent! Dark rich chocolate surfs onto the tongue and a wave of happiness follows. 

The Ninja Baker's Thin Mint Frosting hugs deep rich chocolate cake.

The frosting, too, is a heavenly find. While scanning the dairy shelves at the supermarket, a miraculous little container labeled Girl Scouts Thin Mint Coffee Creamer appeared. Combined with white chocolate powder (readily available at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf), a few drops of peppermint and food coloring, the creamer gives a kick to the green chocolate-minty frosting!

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Waves of dark rich chocolate surf on the palate with this gluten-free, flourless cake. Adapted from, my flourless chocolate cake includes a swirl of dark chocolate kisses and a splash of peppermint extract.

  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate plus 7 Dark Chocolate Hershey’s Kisses
  • Generous ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • Heaping ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Coat an 8-inch pan with baking spray and line with parchment paper.

Break up the chocolate pieces with a sharp knife. No need to cut the Kisses. 

Melt the chocolate with the butter in a bowl set over simmering water (or in a double boiler.) Keep stirring. Remove from the stove as soon as the chocolate and butter are melted.

Whisk the sugar and peppermint into the chocolate, butter mixture.

One at a time, whisk in the eggs.

Sift the cocoa into the bowl and combine well.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes or until the surface of the cake is firm.

Cool the cake for 10 minutes. Invert the cake onto a plate. Serve warm or cold.
(If frosting, make sure the cake is completely cooled.)

Thin Mints Frosting

Are you a Girl Scouts Thin Mints Cookie fan? Yes? You will love the Ninja Baker's Thin Mint Frosting!

  • 8 ounces whipped cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons softened butter
  • 2½ cups white chocolate powder
    (Available at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf stores.)
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon meringue powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract (more if you like a sharp mint flavor)
  • 3 tablespoons Girl Scouts Thin Mints Coffee Creamer
  • Drops of green food coloring

Beat cream cheese and butter together until fluffy. Pour in the chocolate powder, powdered sugar and meringue powder. Stir in the peppermint extract, coffee creamer and drops of green food coloring until well blended.

Here are a few more delightful greens for your dessert, entrée and appetizer courses. 

Green Light Appetizers and Sides

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Wishing you emerald gems in your jewel box and on your plate.

The Ninja Baker

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