Mint Chocolate Cake

Happy birthday to our ray of sunshine. 4 years of cuddles, snuggles, laughter and giggles.

His birthday cake wish was a mint chocolate cake (he absolutely loves Matchmakers and Aftereights) so I got to work.

The cake recipe asked for a cup of buttermilk and 3/4 of strong coffee and boy does it make a huge difference to the batter – so rich and moist. 🤩

I layered the cake with a Swiss meringue vanilla buttercream, homemade raspberry jam and crushed Matchmakers.

The Swiss meringue buttercream is a bit fiddly, but it’s definitely worth it. Super creamy and luxurious.


Chocolate Cake:

• 1 1/2 cup plain flour

• 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

• 3/4 cup good quality cocoa powder

• 1 1/2 tsp baking soda

• 1 tsp baking powder

• 1 tsp salt

• 1/4 cup vegetable oil

• 3/4 cup buttermilk room temperature

• 3/4 cup hot coffee

• 2 large eggs

• 2 tsp vanilla