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Friday, December 20, 2013

Chocolate Mint Graham Cracker Cake Recipe

It is the holiday season and I have been really busy baking up some delicious holiday goodies for my family to enjoy! During this time of the year I am always baking a variety of delicious cakes, pies, cookies, homemade breads and various other holiday desserts!

The great folks over at Eggland's Best contacted me and asked me to come up with an original holiday dessert recipe that utilized their Eggland's Best Eggs. I was up for the challenge and decided to make one of my family's favorite recipes that I created about two years ago.

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For the recipe challenge I decided to make my homemade graham cracker cake with a holiday twist! For this recipe you will need to pick up a bag of Andes Mints to use in the recipe along with the rest of the ingredients listed below. You can bake the cake in any size cake pan that you would like, although I like baking mine in a 9" by 13" pan so that I can easily cut it into squares once it is done.

Chocolate Mint Graham Cracker Cake Recipe

3 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 large Eggland's Best Eggs, separated
1 1/2 cups milk
3/4 cup vegetable shortening
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
(2) 3 oz. bag Andes Chocolate Mints
1 tub frozen whipped topping
nonstick baking spray

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray baking pan with nonstick baking spray; set aside.
In a large mixing bowl sift together the graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt. In another large mixing bowl beat together the egg yolks, milk, vegetable shortening, granulated sugar and vanilla extract until well blended. Beat mixture into the graham cracker crumbs mixture in the first bowl until well blended.

In a small bowl beat the egg whites with an electric beater until stiff. Fold the stiff egg whites into the cake batter bowl using a rubber spatula until well blended. Remove the wrappers from the Andes Chocolate Mints and break them into small pieces. You will need 8 of these individually wrapped candies. Stir the chopped pieces into the cake batter until blended.

Pour batter into your prepared baking pan. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until done. Remove and let cool. Once cool, cut into squares.
Serving Ideas: You can serve the baked squares by themselves or drizzle some melted chocolate over-the-top. However, around the holiday time we turn them into parfait desserts. We cut the cake into squares and place them into the bottom of a glass dessert cup. We then spoon some frozen whipped topping over the top (thawed) and then add some additional Andes Chocolate Mints into the mixture. You will want to serve them right away if turning them into a parfait. 

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