I love chocolate/mint. In fact for me the pair are one of the Primary Food Groups. I don’t know why they’re not listed on one of those food pyramid thingies.
Luckily I work in an office filled with fellow chocolate/mint fanatics. We like Andes, Girl Scout Thin Mints, those trays that come out at the holidays – but most of all we luuuurrrrve Junior Mints. A few months ago I wondered aloud if you could make a Junior Mint cake – not one made with Junior Mints, but one that looked like a Junior Mint – and of course tasted like one.
So I turned to my Cake/Obsessive Dessert Expert The Awesome Jill who said it could indeed be done – and in fact this weekend she created this beauty:
It even looked like one on this inside!
And it was GOOOOOD! In fact there was one for us, and one for me to bring to work. Let me say my colleagues were positively gleeful about this. They had to take a peek and one even had trouble putting words in the right order to ask when we were having a “Cake Break”!
Of course now Jill is pumped to make more “Candy Themed Cakes” and one of them she mentioned is m&m which is definitely another valued member of my Primary Food Group!