Easy Chocolate Mint Cake

Rich chocolate cake with cool mint accents and topped with more Andes Creme De Menthe candy makes an amazing Chocolate Mint Cake!

Start with a box of cake mix, add a few ingredients and end up with a bakery quality cake.

Andes chocolate mint cake in a 9 x 13" pan with several pieces missing on a multi colored napkin.

If you like this cake you may also enjoy our Chocolate Poke Cake.

Creme De Menthe Cake Recipe

Also know as Creme De Menthe Cake, our Chocolate Mint Cake was inspired by our super popular Chocolate Box Cake recipe.

The original cake is often requested at birthday parties and special events.  We wanted to make a variation that would be perfect for mint lovers and a great St. Patrick’s Day treat.

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The chocolate and mint combination is unforgettable! Starting with a box mix and adding instant pudding, sour cream, eggs, vegetable oil, water, and Andes brand Crème De Menthe Chocolate baking chips makes this recipe so easy.

When you can make a bakery quality cake in under 15 minutes, this is a recipe that fits into our busy schedule. 

Piece of cake behind a fork full of chocolate cake from a box mix with mint mixed in and sprinkled on top of the frosting on a white plate.

I love how Olive Garden gives you Andes mints with the check.  Well, this Crème De Menthe Chocolate Mint Cake would be the perfect dessert to top off a great meal. Here is an Instant Pot version of my favorite Olive Garden meal called the Instant Pot Chicken and Bacon Carbonara

Ingredients Needed:

  • Box of Devil’s Food Cake Mix
  • Small box of instant chocolate pudding
  • Eggs
  • Sour Cream
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Water
  • Andes Creme De Menthe candy or baking chips
Ingredients to make chocolate mint cake are eggs, oil, sour cream, Andes creme de menthe thins, Devil's food cake mix and instant pudding on a white counter top.

Step By Step Instructions

Add a box of chocolate cake mix and a small box of instant chocolate pudding.

Box of cake mix in the center with a box of instant chocolate pudding added to the side in a mixing bowl.

Add sour cream, warm water and vegetable oil.

Sour cream, water and vegetable oil add to a box of Devil's food cake mix.

Then add eggs. Whole eggs or lightly beaten work fine.

Sour cream and four eggs added to a box of cake mix in a silver mixing bowl.

Turn the electric mixer on and mix well.

Chocolate cake batter from a box mix with extra eggs, sour cream and pudding adding to make more moist and delicious.

Then use a silicone spatula to fold in the baking chips or pieces of Andes mint candy chopped up.

Reserve about 1/4 cup to sprinkle on top of the frosting.

Chopped andes mint creme de menthe candy added to a batch of cake batter in a silver mixing bowl.

Pour into a greased 9 x 13″ baking dish or two round cake pans.

Bake in a preheated 350F oven for 30 to 40 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Allow cake to cool before frosting and decorating with the remaining pieces of Andes candy.

Piece of mint chocolate cake resting on a stack of white plates in front of the rest of the cake with Andes mint chocolate pieces on top.

Tips for Making Easy Crème De Menthe Cake

  • Mix ingredients very well before adding chocolate chips
  • Be careful not to add liquids to pudding mix only as it can begin to set up like pudding
  • The pudding makes this cake so moist, but it also means the cake takes longer than normal to bake
  • Baking times vary, so I use a toothpick to test the cake a couple times to prevent burning
  • Cake can be made in two 9 inch pans or in a 9 x 13-inch pan
  • I always use store bought frosting to save time, but feel free to make homemade frosting
Close up of a very moist piece of chocolate and creme de menthe cake with chocolate frosting and more chocolate and mint candy pieces on top sitting on a white plate.

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Chocolate Mint Cake

Servings 15 people
Author: Jennifer
Rich chocolate cake with cool mint accents topped with Andes Creme De Menthe candy makes an amazing Chocolate Mint Cake!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 1 box Devil’s food cake mix
  • 1 small box instant chocolate pudding
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups Creme de menthe chips vary amount to strengthen mint flavoring


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  • Mix all ingredients except baking chips well. Then gently fold in chips.
  • I always use a 9 x 13 pan, by 2 – 9 inch round pans can also be used. Bake for 30 – 40 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Sprinkle additional creme de menthe chips on top of cake if desired, but know that the mint flavor can get very strong quickly 🙂 


Calories: 360kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 5gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 284mgPotassium: 138mgFiber: 1gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 177IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 71mgIron: 3mg

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Originally shared on February 17, 2019 with pictures updated on June 19, 2023.

Package of Andes Crème De Menthe baking chips next to chocolate cake filled with mint chips.


  1. Is there anyway around the instant pudding? I’m allergic to corn protein (corn starch, meal, flour, etc.)

    1. Thanks for checking out the recipe! I’m sorry to hear about your allergy. I’m sorry I don’t think I have enough experience or trials under my belt to make a recommendation on a substitution. I am curious how the cake would taste without the pudding though. Please let me know what you do if you end up making the recipe.

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