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Easy Chocolate Creme de Menthe Cake

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Chocolate creme de menthe cake is a scrumptious cake that’s made so easy with a couple of easy shortcuts. Everyone will think it took you hours to make.

Photo of sliced Chocolate Creme de Menthe Cake

This cake is definitely an oldie, but a goodie. It’s my Grandma’s recipe and she used to make it all the time. After she passed away, I wanted to make this recipe, but didn’t think I had the recipe.

But then one day while I was looking through old church cookbooks, I came across the recipe in a cookbook from her church.  This cake was so popular back in the day, that two other women had submitted the very same recipe.

Photo of ingredients for Chocolate Creme de Menthe Cake

I was very happy when I discovered how incredibly easy this decadent chocolate cake is to make. It starts with a cake mix and follows the recipe on the box, except it calls for creme de menthe syrup or creme de menthe liqueur  instead of oil. I was skeptical that the cake would be dry without any oil, but it turns out perfectly moist.  

The finishing touch for this cake is fudge ice cream topping and whipped topping that’s flavored with more creme de menthe. After the cake has been completely cooled, the chocolate fudge is spread over the top and finished with a generous frosting with the minty whipped topping.

Process photo of Chocolate Creme de Menthe Cake

As I said, this cake is incredibly easy to make. Since it’s a boxed cake mix, it only takes two additional ingredients to get it ready for the oven. Once it’s out of the oven and completely cooled and you need to do is spread on the chocolate fudge and frost with the whipped topping.

The ease of this recipe makes it a perfect dessert for entertaining when you’re short on time. It’s also a cake that will travel well, so is also great if you’re asked to bring dessert to a gathering. If you know ahead of time that you’re going to be short on time, it can also be made a day or two ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator.

If you’re skeptical about a dessert that starts with a boxed cake mix and ends with store bought whipped topping, don’t be. It all just works and it tastes fantastic. Plus, it’s super easy to make, so if you’re like me and don’t do a ton of baking, it’s a perfect dessert option.

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Overhead shot of slices of Chocolate Creme de Menthe Cake

How do you make chocolate creme de menthe cake?

  • Start with your favorite cake mix. I always make this with chocolate or a chocolate fudge cake, but you could also make this with a white cake mix. If you go that route, the cake will turn a lovely shade of green.
  • Add eggs and either creme de menthe liqueur or creme de menthe syrup. You can find the syrup by the ice cream toppings at the grocery store. You will omit any oil that the box recipe calls for, trust me on this one.
  • Bake the cake in a prepared pan according to the box instructions.
  • While you’re waiting for the cake to cool completely, prepare the whipped topping by stirring in the creme de menthe of your choice.
  • Once the cake has cooled completely, spread a nice, thick layer of room temperature chocolate fudge sauce on the cake and then spread a generous amount of the whipped topping over that.
  • Keep the cake refrigerated.
Yield: 12

Easy Chocolate Creme de Menthe Cake

Easy Chocolate Creme de Menthe Cake

Chocolate creme de menthe cake is a scrumptious cake that’s made so easy with a couple of easy shortcuts. Everyone will think it took you hours to make.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 1 chocolate cake mix of you choice ( I used a chocolate fudge)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup creme de menthe syrup
  • 1 jar chocolate fudge topping
  • 8 oz tub whipped topping, thawed
  • 4 tbsp creme de menthe syrup


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Beat cake mix, eggs, water and cream de menthe together until well combined, about 3 minutes.
    3. Pour batter into a 9×13 pan that been coated with cooking spray.
    4. Bake according to package instructions.
    5. Allow cake to cool completely.
    6. Heat fudge topping slighlty until it is spreadable, about 30 seconds in the microwave.
    7. Spread on top of cake.
    8. Mix creme de menthe syrup with cool whip.
    9. Spread over fudge topping.
    10. Keep finished cake refrigerated.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 183Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 61mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 0gSugar: 18gProtein: 2g











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Friday 27th of April 2012

This looks delicious! Thanks for linking up to our Strut Your Stuff Saturday!! Hope you'll be back! -The Sisters

Addicted to Recipes

Sunday 22nd of April 2012

This looks beautiful!! Thanks for posting it at Scrumptious Sunday. Have fun at all the birthdays! April seems to kick off birthday fact I just came home from dropping my son off at another party. Have a great day!


Sunday 22nd of April 2012

Thanks for stopping by! We are in full April birthday mode, tonight we're going out to celebrate my daughter's birthday and then next weekend it will be my husband's!

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Sunday 22nd of April 2012

OMGosh, I love creme de menthe anything! Our favorite ice cream shop has a sundae using it and it's my favorite! I love the idea of this cake! So easy yet so yummy. Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & see you next Sunday!


Sunday 22nd of April 2012

Thanks Krista!

Miz Helen

Saturday 21st of April 2012

Lisa, This is a great cake with a great flavor. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Come Back Soon! Miz Helen

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Thursday 19th of April 2012

Lisa, every time I visit here I drool all over my computer screen. I'm going to have to find that Cream de menthe syrup. I want to make this! Pinned.


Thursday 19th of April 2012

Thank you so much, Joan! I thought that the syrup was going to be hard to find, but I found it right by all the other ice cream toppings. I hope you like it as much as we did!!

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