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Mint Chocolate Cream Torte ~ Easy Christmas Dessert

Are you looking for an Easy Christmas Dessert?  If you are and you love mint, chocolate and whipped cream then this is the dessert for you.  Not only is it light and delicious but it's also EASY making it a great addition to your recipe box for Christmas entertaining or anytime you want to wow without having to spend all day in the kitchen.  

Mint Chocolate Cream Torte

The recipe starts with a pre-made frozen pound cake {consider keeping one in your freezer to have on hand so you can make this at the drop of a hat..or oven glove}.  

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Mint Chocolate Cream Torte

Ingredients:

Family Size Frozen Pound Cake

¼ cup Chocolate Syrup

1 Box of Andes Candies

2 cups whipping cream, divided

½ cup powdered sugar, sifted and divided

Directions:

Slice pound cake twice, making a total of 3 layers {I totally screwed mine up and they were not cut evenly but I was still able to 'hide' the imperfections with frosting and nobody seemed to mind once they were eating it!}.

Brush the top of the two INNER layers {not the top of the torte} with the chocolate syrup.  Let sit for 30 minutes for the syrup to be absorbed.

Finely chop up all but 8 of the Andes Candies.

Combine one cup of whipping cream and ¼ cup of the sifted powdered sugar in a large mixing bowl mixing with electric mixture until stiff peaks form.  Gently fold in finely chopped candies.

Place one cake layer on a serving platter and top with ½ of the whipped cream mixture.  Repeat this procedure with the next layer.  Place top of cake on top but DO NOT cover this layer {the top} with the Cream Mixture.

Wrap loosely and freeze until firm.

Beat remaining whipped cream and sifted sugar together and frost sides and top of torte.

Cover and freeze until ready to serve, up to 8 hours.

Remove from freezer.  Chop remaining 8 candies and sprinkle over torte before serving.

*Adapted from:  Christmas All Through the House/Gooseberry Patch

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30 Comments

  1. I seriously need a bite of this! I will be dreaming about it tonight! Thanks for sharing:0)

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much for stopping by,Destiny. I'll save you a piece. 😉

  2. Angelina-JoJo and Eloise says:

    This looks and sounds AMAZING!!! What a fantastic idea to take a pre-frozen pound cake, it would save so much time and make a great and easy TREAT, to take to all of those Holiday parties.
    xoxo

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Angelina. hugs

  3. Kim @ Sand & Sisal says:

    This look so delicious! I am totally going to make this! Pinned it! (beautiful photos too!)

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Kim!

  4. WOW this looks amazing!! Can't wait to try this one out. Thanks for sharing friend.
    XO
    Kristin

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Kristin! xoxo

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  11. Oooooooh - my!!!! This looks so beautiful and yummy Mary Beth!!! My family will love this! Thanks for sharing I'll be making it over the holidays because my family loves mint chocolate chip icecream and this has the same flavours but in a cake! Gorgeous photos too! Shared and pinned! ~ Heather

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Heather. Chocolate and mint are one of my favorite flavor combinations, too.

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  14. Jenn/Rook No. 17 says:

    Mary Beth, not only does this look delicious, but your photographs are Cover-of-a-Magazine perfect!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Jenn ~ that means so much to me coming from you! Hugs

  15. Beverly {Flamingo Toes} says:

    Wow this looks so good! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  16. MB you out did yourself. This is so beautiful and I bet is tastes ever better! It's some GORG I want to gorge on LOL

  17. Holly Lefevre says:

    Oh my...I cannot resist ice cream. what would everyone else have for dessert?

    1. Could you use a hand mixer for this or do you need a stand mixer?

      1. Mary Beth says:

        Hi Carrie,

        You certainly can use a hand mixer (I'm assuming it is electric) as long as you are able to incorporate enough air into the whipping cream while you are making it. Before I got my Kitchen Aid I had a Sunbeam hand mixer that worked well when making whipped cream. I hope that answered your question. 🙂

        Thanks so much for stopping by ~ Mary Beth

  18. Inspire Me Heather says:

    Thanks for the recipe Mary Beth, I bet that would taste delicious!

  19. Jocie@OPC says:

    This looks so amazing, Mary Beth. Thanks for linking up and featuring you tomorrow on the blog! hope to see you back tomorrow morning at 7am EST for another great link party!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Jocie, and thanks also for the new party/time reminder. I'm adding it to my party calendar. Have a very happy New Year!

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