Ugly Irish Cake

| March 18, 2007 | 2 Comments


This is not pistachio flavored or mint chocolate chip or mint anything. It’s just a very green concoction I made for dessert last night (it was St. Patrick’s Day after all). You can’t quite see the green sludge (aka chocolate mint pudding) in the bottom . . . yea, classy.

Guess I went a little haywire with the food coloring.

So how do YOU make an Ugly Irish Cake (guaranteed to transform into a beautiful Irish cake after a few drinks)?

Bake a simple cake such as Irish tea cake and dye it green. Cut the cooled cake into chunks. Then make one package of Jell-o vanilla pudding mix, adding a few ounces of good quality chocolate and some (you guessed it!) green food coloring. Finally whip up a pint of heavy cream (don’t forget to sweeten it with powdered sugar and toss that quintessential green food coloring in!).

Now, you layer: cake, pudding, cake, whipped cream, chocolate chips, more cake, more whipped cream and top it off with a few more chocolate chips.

Ta-da! You’ve made one ugly, but tasty, cake.

Oh man, can’t believe I shared this one . . . hehehe.

Category: Dessert, Recipes

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Sarah W. Caron is a freelance writer, editor and recipe developer. Her work has appeared in countless online and print publications including iVillage, BELLA NYC Magazine, Yum for Kids magazine and more. She lives in Connecticut with her two kids, two beagles and husband.

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  1. Patti says:

    Ugly is in the eye of the beholder.
    Sounds delish.

  2. Becca says:

    finally, a cake that’s not too pretty to eat!

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