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Fresh Mint and Chocolate Cake by claremanson Fresh Mint and Chocolate Cake by claremanson
Freshly picked mint from my kitchen window and a very naughty rich chocolate sponge with a sticky chocolate ganache and mint sprig.

I have been waiting for months for my mint seeds to grow, now they are finally big enough to start using. I have never used fresh mint in baking before as I can never really find it in the shops or the ones I do see do not look very healthy as they have been hanging around for days so this was a bit of an experiment. It was lovely but next time I will add more mint and maybe a little more sweetness by adding a mint butter cream topping instead of the ganache. That is the beauty of testing something new out, getting to make it again a different way which is what keeps baking fun and exciting for me.

If you want to experiment with it yourself, here is my chocolate cake recipe, just add chopped fresh mint and a topping of your choosing to taste.


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:iconpokemonosterfanzg:
PoKeMoNosterfanZG Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015
Cool cake Delicious
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claremanson Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
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Lolly-The-5150-Wolf Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
What a Lovely cake~ I love mint chocolate cake ^^ Keep up the good work Clap 
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TouchedVenus Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hello! Your deviation has been featured HERE for my Chocolate and Mint themed feature. Enjoy, and I hope you have a great day! :D
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Sanluris Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Mmm, that would be my favorite cake! I love chocolate and mint together.
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love it too :)
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annabre7 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The mint spring really adds that extra pop - good job!
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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Ninja615 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this looks like the cake you get from macaroni grill! really yummy looking!
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nancypaola Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Fun cake
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:iconartofbalance:
artofbalance Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
mmmmmmmmmmm tasty
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
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AisuMaruu Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
naughty?
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HorrorxXxGirl Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
Looks very fresh!
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yum, I´d love to eat this cake!
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mintyy Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013


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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much :hug:
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LianTagataro Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Choco FORAWAR! Wink/Razz 
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lieveheersbeestje Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Your lovely (delicious) work is featured in this journal :floating:
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AnoushayKhan Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
love it!
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
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AnoushayKhan Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome!^^
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Naruto-II Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, mint and chocolate, such a marvelous combination :D
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Indeed it is, for me only beaten by one other, strawberries and cream!
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Naruto-II Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh that's really good as well :)
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rainonatinroof Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what kind of mint is that?
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The seeds just said mint.
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rainonatinroof Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ive just never seen mint leaves that look like that, I know there's a bunch of different types, thats odd that it didnt specify lol. Are those the new leaves, cause they almost look like spearmint, just not pointy. Now I'm getting all mint nerdy, ignore me >.<
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claremanson Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:giggle: they are still very tiny, I used the big leaves for the cake, these have a way to go to get it's usual shape :)
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Dreadcross Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What would you recommend I clean my face with after I go all hungry wolf on it?
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hmm I would say some mint soap but then you may want to eat that too!
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Dreadcross Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay rendered animal fat?
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TotalDestruction101 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Scrumptious... I love it! :)
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claremanson Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
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TotalDestruction101 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome :)
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Crysa91 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Mint and chocolate.......the only two things that could ever make me want to start baking.:happybounce: 
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:giggle: it is such a great combo like strawberries and cream :)
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Crysa91 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Another favorite of mine as well as cherries with chocolate. Plus now I have a reason to look at the cupcake recipes my brother's fiancée gave me for my birthday! I even found some mint chocolate chip ones to bake and then give away before I eat them all!
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I have never been a fan of cherry unless they are gláze cherries!
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:iconcrysa91:
Crysa91 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I only like the really sweet Marrechino cherries that you get on desserts.
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cuddlesaurus21 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yummy and pretty as always! :clap:
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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DanaRashidi Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Mmm, that cake looks so yummy! :heart:
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claremanson Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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pepikaboo Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
mint and chocolate are a match made in heaven for me... <3
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claremanson Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
for me also :)
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SandySandi Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
I so love mint! I really love, love mint! I like mint ice cream. I never knew there was mint with chocolate cake before.
Your cake looks so delicious to eat.
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claremanson Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you, got to love mint! :)
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SandySandi Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
You're welcome. :)
I still wanna try your minty chocolate cake. :hungry:

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