By Kree on February 10, 2004
Photo by Shirl (J) 831
Photo by Shirl (J) 831
"If you like pepppermint, this cake will knock your socks off. It's minty, fudgy, and full of delicious flavor. Amazingly, it's also low fat and completely IBS safe! This recipe is from the cookbook "Eating for IBS" by the wonderful Heather Van Vorous. You can also substitute almond extract for the peppermint for a different taste experience, or just leave out the second extract completely and double the vanilla! This is great with a chocolate or mocha glaze (see my mocha mint glaze!)."
Serving Size: 1 (84 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
"This is pretty good. It had a distinct flavor. I think I would put the full TBSP of flavoring in next time instead of the recommended 2 tsp. It was moist and tasted pretty good. My husband liked it because it wasn't real sweet. I'll probably make it again. I like that it's low in fat/calories. Thanks for sharing."
"I don't often bake from scratch - but this cake was easy to make. We all enjoyed it very much. I made a chocolate glaze for it from recipe #85721. I put just a little less peppermint than called for - but I did not feel it was too strong, so probably I will put the full amount next time. Thanks for the great recipe, Kree!"
"I have actually made this quite a few times. Now my family asks me to bring it to every family function. I'd give it ten stars if I could. P.S. If you don't have Heather's book, "Eating for IBS" , buy it. It has alot of really good recipes."
"Really good! The applesauce makes it so moist and dense! We spread nutella on the cake instead of icing and it was delicious! Thanks!"
"Well Kree I fnally got around to making Heather's cake. DH loved it and so did I. However with the icing of yours I put on the Mocha Icing, it may have been too much peppermint for my good ol acid reflux. Non the less it is as good as I imagined it would be. I am taking some into work tomorrow to share with others. Thanks Kree/Heather "
"As Trisha said this is an easy cake to make. I drizzled with chocolate icing laced with a little peppermint extract. My kids loved the cake and it packed up great for their cold lunch the next day at school. Thanks Kree!"
"This cake is OUTSTANDING, deserving well more than 5 stars. The only thing I did differently was decrease the sugar by 1/4 cup, as I most often do, as I like cakes a little less sweet than most. I also did a little less than 1 tbsp of peppermint becasue I was using really old yet REALLY strong pepperment extract. I really can't say anything but good things about this cake. It was moist, and full of chocolate and mint flavour - one of my favourite combinations! Thanks so much Kree, this is definitely a low fat cake fit for company!! "
"This was delicious--it was moist and tasted rich, rather than low fat! I followed the directions as written, except I just whisked the dry ingredients together well and skipped the sifting. It was done right at 50 minutes. I topped with your Mocha Mint Glaze (#87509) and it was very good as well. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe! "