Mint Swirl Fudge Cake

“Mint pairs with a silky, mild chocolate flavour for this colourful, beautiful cake that will be the talk of the holiday buffet.” —Heidi Kelly, Norwood, Missouri

Mint Swirl Fudge CakePhoto: Taste of Home
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
12servings 15minutes 40minutes + cooling
Servings Prep Time
12servings 15minutes
Cook Time
40minutes + cooling
Portions: servings
Portions: servings
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 10-in. fluted tube pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, 1/2 cup water, cream cheese, oil and eggs; beat on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium 2 minutes. Remove 1-1/2 cups batter to a small bowl; stir in creme de menthe syrup, extract, and if using, food colouring until blended.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk 3 tablespoons water and cocoa powder until smooth; add to untinted batter. Add melted chocolate. Spoon half of the chocolate batter into prepared pan. Carefully top with green batter; do not swirl. Top with remaining chocolate batter.
  4. Bake until a toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean, 40-50 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. In a small bowl, mix confectioners' sugar, chocolate and enough water to reach a drizzling consistency. Spoon over cake; if desired, sprinkle with crushed candies.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 436 calories, 18g fat (8g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 366mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 3g fibre), 6g protein.