Irish Chocolate Mint Dessert

Details

Time
4 hours
Skill Level
Intermediate
Yields
24 pieces

Bring this moist chocolate mint cake out at St. Patrick’s Day, Easter or any time of year. The rich chocolate cake and chocolate glaze surround a refreshing mint cream center. Cut the dessert into squares and serve at parties or as an after-dinner dessert.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
25 minutes
Bake Time
30 minutes
Cool Time
1 hour
Chill Time
2 hours

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups

    butter or margarine (3 sticks) plus 6 tablespoons, divided

  • 2 cups

    granulated sugar

  • 2 tsps

    vanilla extract

  • 4

    eggs

  • 1 cup

    all-purpose flour

  • 3/4 cup

    HERSHEY'S Cocoa

  • 1/2 tsp

    baking powder

  • 2-2/3 cups

    powdered sugar

  • 1 Tbsp

    water plus 1 teaspoon

  • 1 tsp

    mint extract

  • 4 drops

    green food color

  • 1 cup

    HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Mildly Sweet Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 

oven
oven
13x9x2-inch baking pan
13x9x2-inch baking pan
microwave-safe bowls
microwave-safe bowls
microwave
microwave
wire rack
wire rack
mixing bowl
mixing bowl
mixer
mixer
refrigerator
refrigerator
1

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

2

Place 1 cup (2 sticks) butter in large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at Medium (50%) 2 minutes or until melted. Stir in granulated sugar and vanilla. Add eggs; beat well. Add flour, cocoa and baking powder; beat until well blended. Pour batter into prepared pan.

3

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool completely on wire rack.

4

Prepare mint cream center by combining powdered sugar, 1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter, water, mint extract and food color. Beat until smooth. Divide and spread evenly on brownies. Cover; refrigerate until cold.

5

Prepare Chocolate Glaze by placing remaining 6 tablespoons butter and chocolate chips in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at Medium (50%) 1 minute or until mixture is smooth when stirred. Cool slightly; pour over chilled dessert. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving. Cover; refrigerate leftover dessert.

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