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Jun 05, 2011


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Melissa J

Made this in cupcake form, turned out really well. I frosted with a vanilla frosting. Can't really taste the banana or cinnamon, they must mostly cancel each other out. Just a nice minty flavor. Yum and they should really like them at work.

Jamie | My Baking Addiction

You had me at thin mint...it's like my favorite cookie ever! Add in that pretty daisy and this is cake perfection.

CM @ A Little Lilac

Oh yum! Hey you're within driving distance, I'm headed up there! :-)

Love that last shot.

Strawberry CAKE

The banana in the recipe is interesting to me....would have never thunk it ; )


chocolate and mint. chocolate goes with lots of things, but in my mind, mint is its perfect mate.


I made this!! Everyone at work LOVED it! i had a lot of fun making it too. Turned out great thank you so much!!

bridget {bake at 350}

If you say I must make it, I will. I won't look NEARLY as cute, but I will suffer through eating it. ;)

Allison @ Alli 'n Son

I just love thin mint cookies, this cake would be wonderful. And it's beautiful!

I'd like to invite you to share this recipe on my weekly link-up, Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there. http://alli-n-son.com/2011/06/09/key-lime-strawberry-shortcake/


Wow this looks so, so good!


I wrote down this recipe as soon as I saw it because it sounded so good. It called for one tablespoon of butter flavoring. Now, a few days later I'm looking at the recipe again and that ingredient is missing. What's going on here???

Marian (Sweetopia)

Amanda, another gorgeous cake!
Adding this one to my summer 'to do' list; thanks for sharing!


Sounds super yummy but i dont usually do cakes...just cupcakes! I will use this recipe and see how they turn out! Thanks.


Out of curiosity, does it matter which chocolate cake mix you use? I've never found one that is just chocolate - it's always butter recipe chocolate or milk chocolate, dark chocolate, chocolate fudge and German chocolate. I'm dying to try this recipe because thin mint cookies are pretty much the greatest thing ever put on earth to eat so I want to make sure I don't mess it up by buying a cake mix that will change the flavor profile. Thanks!! This looks AMAZING!


I tried this recipe and while the cake was super moist, I could totally taste the banana. And it wasn't just me, the group I had sampling picked it out without me telling them it was in there. So I had this yucky banana-mint cake. Don't know how you hid the banana flavor in this recipe.


How do you get your icing so smooth? Mine always has ridges and i end up overworking it and getting a shiny mess.

Debbie Corbari

I would score HUGE points with Hubby if I could make a Thin Mint cake so I'm definitely trying this one out! Shazam! I'm surprised there is a BANANA in it! But I'll roll with it! ;) Can't wait!


I'm making this as cupcakes, and I didn't have mint extract, but I had these Betty Crocker flavor gel tubes that I thought would work. It turns out they aren't strong enough, and my cupcakes taste like really yummy banana bread with a fresh after taste. The texture is absolutely perfect.


Well, I tried this cake tonight and had a few bumps in the road! I accidentally grabbed PURE PEPPERMINT at the grocery store instead of extract! I panicked when I got home and called a bakers' hotline (so neat!) and she talked me through just putting about a teaspoon in... I ended up putting in probably closer to a tablespoon. I reluctantly put in the banana as well after previous poor experiences with said fruit. The result was a VERY moist delicious mint-y... banana cake! Just as I thought. Oh well, it still tasted very good with buttercream frosting, I just still believe bananas overpower any batter! I hope to try this again sometime soon the right key ingredient.


I am going to try this this week!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!


I did the half-banana version of this recipe and the cake tasted delicious and made the house smell wonderful, but it was too hard to assemble. The cake was so crumbly that the crumb coat was almost entirely crumbs; even after chilling the layers overnight. And the icing recipe linked to the post did not make enough to do both a crumb coat and a top coat. I'd recommend doing 1 1/2 batches of that icing recipe (or double it if you're adding decorations).


Fantastic tips Karyl! Thank you for offering up your advice. I am sure that will help others. :)



Is there a reasonable from-scratch recipe to use instead of boxed? I'm scared that the mix I got is the wrong kind and wrong amount, too. I'm in Sweden, and the mix is about 12 oz, just add water...


I tried this yesterday, except in cupcake form (my cakes always turn out less than pretty, and who doesn't love a cupcake?!). Anywhos, I absolutely love this! I cannot wait to play around with a few variants that popped into mind while I was mixing then decorating! Thanks a ton!!!
(Please forgive my awful photo; it was taken with my non-flashing camera phone because my really nice camera has -gasp- completely stopped working. In real life, the icing is heavenly white and the chocolate is deep and lush.)


You had me at Banana!


Um, yum!!! I totally have a banana just begging to be made into a delectable chocolate cake! Thanks for sharing!


I used this recipe for homemade cake box mix, and hopefully they'll turn out nicely - I got my layers baking at the moment!


Because yes, turns out Swedish box mixes are indeed much smaller and with different ingredients.


I can now report that the cake turned out great!! Really awesome - thanks so much for posting this, it'll definitely be something to make again!


Condivido pienamente il suo punto di vista. Penso che questo sia una buona idea.


I recently made this cake and L-O-V-E'd it. Although I did think the peppermint was a tad too powerful; if I make it again I'll try with a little less extract.


Hi Amanda,

So while, I didn't like it with the cinnamon in it, my husband liked this cake. Of course, I don't like cinnamon. I think I'd love this cake sans cinnamon! Thanks, again for the recipe!


I made your Think Mint Cake with the buttercream frosting for Father's Day (Dad loves mint!) and it came out perfectly! I left out the banana because Dad hates fruit and it didn't take away from the cake at all. Everyone loved it, absolutely delicious. Thanks for the recipe!


En esto algo es y es la idea buena. Le mantengo.


So PLEASE tell me how you got your buttercream icing so smooth!!!

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