My friend Nykke lives about 90km away, but we share our baking efforts without even seeing each other regularly.
Our husbands work for the same company and they regularly take on the arduous task of ‘cake-mule’, lugging our treats on buses and trains, just for us (how good is it having husbands?!).
So Nykke and her fam are getting a huge chunk of this tomorrow night – Mint Slice cake.
I first tried this a few weeks ago – but in cupcake form – and loved the choc mint combo (who doesn’t? It’s fab). This is actually my trial cake in preparation for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea fundraiser that I’m hosting on Wednesday.
A good baker is a prepared baker, no? And I’m so glad I did this test run – hopefully there’ll be less swearing on Tuesday night when I’m making the presentation version!
The concept is based on Steph’s fabulous Mint Slice cake, but I used a different cake recipe because I didn’t have access to Dutch cocoa. I actually used Julie Goodwin‘s mother-in-law’s choc cake recipe. Noice. Then made buttercream icing with peppermint essence. Then added chocolate ganache on top.
Apart from using a smaller cake pan next time (and making two cakes), I’ll work on creating a more obvious “dome” with the buttercream icing to better mimic the actual mint slice. See the way Steph did it?
Who needs dinner when you’ve got Mint Slice cake?