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Mint Texas Trash Cake Recipe

Mint Texas Trash Cake, Texas Trash Cake

You are going to get an explosion of flavor from this Mint Texas Trash Cake Recipe.

Every bite is filled with chocolate cake with mint and chocolate chips; then it’s topped with a homemade chocolate ganache frosting. This is the cake that your taste buds dream about at night.

Texas trash cake is great for parties, easy, and heavenly.

Mint Texas Trash Cake Recipe

I seriously can’t get enough of this chocolate mint cake! The cake is moist, fluffy, and delicious.

Then when you add chocolate chips and mint, it just turns it into something even better than I ever could have imagined. It’s hard to believe this starts off as a box cake mix. If you don’t have a lot of experience using box cake mixes and turning them into something extraordinary, this is the perfect recipe to get started on.

When you get done, you’ll end up with the best chocolate mint cake you could ever taste.

Mint Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Ganache Frosting

If you’re heading out to a potluck, don’t forget to whip up one of these mint chocolate cakes to take with you. I promise you won’t regret it because everyone is going to devour every last crumb of this mint Texas trash cake. Plus, it doesn’t even take very long or much effort to make. 

Can I Use Homemade Chocolate Cake in Replace of Boxed 

Yes, if you have a homemade chocolate cake recipe, you can absolutely swap it out for boxed. You’ll need to prepare it the same way as the recipe recommends, and it will turn out beautifully.

Then you’ll have this lovely Texas trash cake to take to any of your upcoming events or to sit around the house and Munch on through the weekend.

Texas Trash Cake, Mint Chocolate Cake

Variations to Recipe 

Here are a few of my favorite ideas that we love to try with this cake. They’re all a little fun and different and add some extra character to the cake. 

  • Add one teaspoon of almond extract for an intense almond flavor. It goes great with the mint and chocolate.
  • Add 1/2 cup of your favorite nuts to the cake mix. Walnuts or pecans are my favorites, but you could add any kind of nut that you like. 
  • Chop up some Andes mints candy and mix into the cake. You can also add them as a garnish to add some extra fun.
  • Sprinkle some nuts on top of the chocolate ganache. 

When To Serve Up This Cake 

You can seriously serve mint Texas trash cake for any occasion. There are no wrong answers, but I wanted to give you a few ideas. 

  • dinner parties 
  • birthday parties 
  • anniversary dinners 
  • potluck dinners 
  • bake sales 
  • community events 
  • gifts for neighbors or friends 
  • holiday get-togethers 

Chocolate Ganache Frosting, Chocolate Mint Cake

Storing the Cake 

You can store this mint chocolate cake at room temperature or cold. If you store the mint cake at room temperature, it will last around two days. However, if you store it chilled in the refrigerator, it will last up to four days. It needs to be kept in an airtight container no matter how you store it.

Can You Freeze 

Yes, you can freeze this mint Texas chocolate cake. After you let the cake cool and you’ve added the ganache frosting, simply cut it in the individual slices and put it in freezer-safe storage containers or leave it as an entire cake. Cover the cake with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Then put the cake inside of a freezer-safe container. The cake will last up to three months in the freezer. You can eat it frozen, or you can thaw out until it’s defrosted.

Chocolate Mint Cake, Mint Texas Trash Cake Recipe

Ingredients

There are two sets of ingredients for this mint chocolate cake. First, you have the cake itself; then you have the chocolate ganache frosting. There are only eight ingredients total that you need 

  • 2 boxes of triple chocolate cake mix
  • 2 1/2 C whole milk
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 C canola oil
  • 1 TSP mint extract
  • 1 C chocolate chips

Chocolate Ganache Frosting:

  • 1 C chocolate chips
  • 1/2 C heavy whipping cream
  • 1 C mini chocolate chips, topping

How to Make Mint Texas Trash Cake

I am downright excited to share this mint Texas trash cake with you. You won’t believe how simple it is to make and the intense flavor you get when you bite into it. Let’s get started so you can get busy! 

Step 1:  Warm the oven to 350 degrees and give it a  spray of pam baking spray in a 9 by 13 pan and set aside.

Step 2: Beat together all ingredients for the cake in a stand mixer. Cake mix, milk, eggs, mint extract, oil, and chocolate chips. 

Step 4: Pour the cake batter into the 9×13 pan and bake it for 35 minutes, use a knife to check if the center comes out clean. 

Step 5: Place the cooked mint cake on a cooling rack to cool. 

How to Make Homemade Chocolate Ganache

Step 1: Begin by using a small pot, heat up the heavy whipping cream until steaming

Step 2: While heavy whipping cream is heating up, place chocolate chips into a heat-proof bowl

Step 3: After  the heavy whipping cream is heated, pour over the chocolate chips

Step 4: Allow the mixture to sit for 1 minute before whisking until smooth

Step 5: Pour the chocolate ganache over the cooled cake.

Step 6: Top with the mini chocolate chips

Step 7: Cut, serve, and enjoy this insanely good mint chocolate cake!!!

Enjoy!

Mint Texas Trash Cake Recipe, Chocolate Mint Cake

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Mint Texas Trash Cake Recipe

Mint Texas Trash Cake Recipe

Texas Trash Mint Sheet Cake

Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Mint Texas Trash Cake is a chocolate boxed cake mix that gets a makeover. A mint chocolate cake topped with a sweet chocolate ganache. This is the ultimate chocolate mint cake recipe. No piping skills required.

Ingredients

  • 2 boxes of triple chocolate cake mix
  • 2 1/2 C whole milk
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 C canola oil
  • 1 TSP mint extract
  • 1 C chocolate chips

Chocolate Ganache Frosting:

  • 1 C chocolate chips
  • 1/2 C heavy whipping cream
  • 1 C mini chocolate chips, topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray the 9x13 pan with pam baking spray and set aside
  2. Using a standing mixer, beat together all ingredients for the cake. Cake mix, milk, eggs, mint extract, oil, and chocolate chips. 
  3. Pour batter into the 9x13 pan and bake for 35 minutes, use a knife to check if the center comes out clean. 
  4. Place your cooked mint cake on a cooling rack to cool. 
  5. Using a small pot, heat up the heavy whipping cream until steaming
  6. While heavy whipping cream is heating up, place chocolate chips into a heat-proof bowl
  7. Once the heavy whipping cream is heated, pour over the chocolate chips
  8. Allow sitting for 1 minute before whisking until smooth
  9. Pour the chocolate ganache over the cooled cake. 
  10. Top with the mini chocolate chips
  11. Cut, serve, and enjoy!!!
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

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