Mint Chocolate Chip Checkered Cake

Mint Chocolate Chip Checkered Cake

This is the cake of my mint chocolate chip dreams. 

If you are a newcomer around here, mint chocolate chip is one of my favorite flavors and has been since I was a kid. It's always and absolutely mint chocolate chip ice cream, especially if it's the green kind. You might also not know that I'm very, very much a big fan of #teampie. Generally, cakes are for special occasions and I am very picky when it comes to cake texture, frosting, the combination of flavors... so basically everything. Cakes don't show their face around here too much and the last cake I baked was for my birthday in October.

So is this a special occasion? In a way, yes. I had intentions of making this cake to celebrate this blog's 3rd year of existence but then it turned into making a cake for the joy of making a cake and that felt more appropriate. 

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Mint Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies

Mint Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies

I was afraid this was going to turn into a Recipe Mishap but luckily, the third time really can be the charm. 

The mint almost spoiled these cookies which is a little nerve-wracking when one of your favorite flavor combos is mint and chocolate. Hello Mini Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches and Thin Mint Doughnuts!

I think peppermint extract does something to egg whites when you try to whip them because with the first two tries, the egg whites refused to get to the soft peak stage. At first I thought that a bit of egg yolk had gotten in the bowl so I tried again after carefully separating the eggs. But, the same thing happened the second time around which was really, really puzzling. 

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Thin Mint Doughnuts

Thin Mint Doughnuts

It's been far too long since I've shared something mint chocolate flavored or a baked doughnut.

Remember these summery baking adventures that were Mini Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches and Spicy Peach Doughnuts

As my most favorite flavor, a mint chocolate flavored doughnut seemed appropriate for St. Patrick's Day. I've never been a huge celebrator of March 17th aside from making corned beef, cabbage and Irish soda bread a few times, but if it's all about the green, I'll go with mint.

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Mini Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

Mini Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

I've always been enthusiastic about mint chocolate chip ice cream.

When I mention mint chocolate ice cream, my family silently groans because they find it's almost too close to toothpaste. 

Popo likes to joke and say, "There goes Kara with that ol' mint chocolate chip ice cream again."

What can I say, it's my flavor of choice. I know if I don't get it, I'll be disappointed and if I do get it, I'll be happy. Better then, to get mint chocolate chip ice cream than to not get it. I'll just wish I got it in the first place. I've learned now to just give in and get it. There's no point in arguing with my stomach.

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