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.