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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Junior Mint Cake

We all remember the Seinfield episode, appropriately titled "The Junior Mint" in which Kramer and Jerry get to observe a surgery taking place from a gallery above.  Kramer is enjoying a box a Junior Mints during the procedure and accidentally drops one into the patient's body. 

This pretty much sums up my love of Junior Mints.  Also read here and here.  You can usually find at least 3 boxes in my house at any given time.  Both my mom and dad feel the same way about this candy so I guess I was destined to love them too.  I'm not sure I've watched a movie in the last few years without eating a box of them. 

For my dad's birthday, his coworker, Susan has made him a Junior Mint Cake for the past 2 years.  This year I not only had to get the recipe, but I wanted to share it with you:

Bundt Cake (From Mix)
-  1 pkg. cake mix
-  1 (4 serving) pkg. instant pudding
-  1/3 cup oil
-  1 cup water
-  4 eggs
Blend.  Mix at medium speed for 2 minutes.  Bake at350 degrees for 50-60 minutes.  Cool for 25 minutes.  Invert onto plate. 

Notes from Susan: Make it how you like...chocolate cake mix with chocolate pudding, white mix with vanilla pudding, etc.

Chocolate Mint Sauce
-  6 oz. Junior Mints (two 3 oz. pkgs.)
-  1 tbsp. butter
-  2 tbsp. milk
1.  In microwave bowl, combine all ingredients.  Cook on high 1-1.5 minutes or until mixture is hot.  Stir until sauce is smooth OR combine ingredients in small saucepan and stir over low heat until smooth.
2.  If making cake, drizzle onto the cake.  Other ideas: serve warm as a sauce for ice cream, banana splits and sundaes or on cake slices with fruit.  Makes about 2/3 cup. 
NOTE:  Recipe may be doubled; increase microwave time to 2.5 minutes. 

Notes from Susan:  On the icing, I like a lot, so I used 2 of the 12oz boxes of Junior Mints!

Thanks Susan for this recipe!  I can't wait to try it! 

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