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Minted Angel Allegretti Cake

I was going through my recipe collection looking for a dessert to serve for Easter and stumbled upon this cake. I used to make this when my girls were younger. They loved Angel Food Cake and the mint frosting on this cake is delicious. On the plus side, it’s an easy cake to make and put together and it is a light dessert to serve after a heavy meal like Easter. For Easter use green Crème De Menthe and green food coloring. For Christmas use White Crème De Menthe and Red Food Coloring. But, this cake is great any time of the year. If you can’t find Crème De Menthe – Substitute Peppermint Schnapes. The Alcohol will cook out as the Marshmallows melt.

1 box angel food cake mix, plus ingredients to prepare

1/4 cup miniature marshmallows

1/2 cup milk

1/4 cup creme de menthe (green or white)

1/4 teaspoon salt

10 drops green food coloring

2 cups whipping cream

1 ounce unsweetened or bittersweet chocolate

1 teaspoon shortening

Prepare Cake Mix according to the directions on the box. Let the cake cool completely and then cut the cake into three layers horizontally.

For the Frosting --- Heat marshmallows and milk in a small sauce pan over medium low heat until the marshmallows are melted. Remove from Heat.

Cool at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in Cream De Menthe, Salt and Food coloring. In a chilled bowl of a stand mixer beat the whipping cream until it is stiff (like whipped cream). Fold in the marshmallow mixture.

Time to Assemble the cake. Place a layer of cake on a serving dish and top it with one third of the frosting mixture. Spread the frosting evenly on the layer and them place the second layer of cake on top. Repeat the process and then place the third layer on the top. Use the remaining frosting to frost the top and sides of the cake.

To finish the cake heat the chocolate and shortening in the microwave or in a double boiler and melt. Drizzle the chocolate down the sides of the cake and swizzle some chocolate on the top.

Refrigerate the cake until ready to serve and be sure to refrigerate any leftovers.


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