Four Layer Thin Mint Cake

Good Morning!!

Well, I hate to say it, but I don’t have much of a post today. But I have a GOOD excuse. Last night was spent making THIS cake:

THIN MINT CAKE. Yes, you read that correctly. Thin mints…in a cake. Heaven on earth? Perhaps.

I followed this recipe exactly (even added the 1/2 of a banana, as it called for), the only thing I change was that I used vegetable oil, instead of EVOO.


Then I used a basic recipe (in my Betty Crocker cookbook) for chocolate frosting.
-3 cups powdered sugar
-1/3 cup butter, softened
-1/3 cup baking cocoa powder
-1 tsp. vanilla
-3-4 tbsp. milk (will just depend on consistency- add more if needed, but start small)
Mix them all together.

And for the green frosting, which is mint frosting, I used this recipe. I just changed a few things to make it ‘minty.’
-4 cups powdered sugar
-1/2 cup shortening
-3 tbsp. milk
-1 tsp. vanilla
-1 tbsp. peppermint extract
Combine all ingredients in mixer on lowest setting for 30 seconds. Switch to medium high and mix for 2-5 minutes.


To make it green, I just added food coloring, probably about half of one of those little containers. (the ones that you buy in a 4 pack, you just squeeze drops out)

I just love that green color!

Both frostings were Craig approved. Especially the mint. I had to keep him away.


Once the cakes cooled (I used 2 8×8 pans), I sliced them in half using a bread knife & then layered the frosting.

Now it’s time for the star of the show. Well, one of them 😉

OH YES. MINT OREOS. These things are like little wafers. You CAN’T eat just one. Or two. Or even three. Just try to, I dare you. It’s near impossible. They taste like Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies. You see the whole reason that I even bought these was because I could NOT for the life of me find Girl Scouts selling cookies this weekend. Can you believe it???? The ONE time I want to buy cookies, and they are no where to be found. I searched all of the Publix near me. No luck. I gave up & bought these. & I’m not sad about that choice 😉

On top of the mint frosting, I added crumbled Mint Oreos.

Imagine that. A layer of cake, chocolate frosting, more cake, mint icing & then crumbled mint Oreos. Sorry if you are now drooling on your keyboard.


I just continued the layers one more time & then frosted the sides of the cake.

I just BARELY had enough frosting to do the sides..that’s why it kind of tapers off towards the end. But don’t worry, I fixed it.

I just cut the cookies in half & placed them around the edges. Easy fix!

I then topped off the cake with even more Oreo crumbles. I mean, why not?! 😉

(please don’t’ make fun of my bright red cake carrier. I had no other option. So instead you get the ugly red background 🙂 )

It’s too bad that I can’t show you this inside of the cake. I just KNOW it looks pretty cool, if I do say so myself. Four layers of pure deliciousness.

Why can’t I show you the inside? Well that’s because it’s actually for my boss. (he’s a HUGE Thin Mint fan) Today is his birthday! (seems like I always have birthdays going around, huh?! 😉 )  So I can’t really just take a bit out of it. I don’t think he would appreciate that. Although he would probably just laugh. It’s something that I would totally do….just because I always love doing pranks around the office. Yep, I’m a joy to work with 😉

I’ll report back with the reviews of the cake, as well as a picture from the inside. I have a feeling that they are REALLY going to like it.


10 thoughts on “Four Layer Thin Mint Cake

  1. That cake looks so good!! Thin Mints are definitely my favorite Girl Scout cookie. Hope the cake was a success – I’m sure it will be!

  2. This cake looks delicious! I didn’t know that Oreo made Mint Oreos! I need to find those! So nice of you to make your boss a birthday cake. I’m sure he will love it! 🙂

  3. Wow, impressive work, my friend! You are going to earn major brownie points with your boss! 😉

  4. WOAH! This cake is incredible. Your boss sure is lucky!

  5. Good lord, Holly. I’m coming into work today, mmmkay? 🙂

  6. that. is. ridiculous. YUM. send me a slice. no, a chunk!!

  7. Holy heavens, this looks amazing! And I should send you a box of Girl Scout cookies since we ordered $40 worth. I may gain 10 pounds by summer time!! We are such fat kids. 🙂

  8. I have had this tab open for seriously the last 5 hours and everytime I wake up from one of my many naps (I’m somewhat sick right now), I hope that it will just magically appear in front of my face. Anywho-it looks sooo good.

  9. YUM! I sure wish I was your boss! 🙂

  10. Wow that looks good. Nice move on the oreos.. will have to try this sometime soon!

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