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Jamie and the guys at Hotpoint were kind enough to invite me along to their flashy kitchen at Food Tube HQ to try out some new kit, so I thought what better way to test things out than a Mint Choc Chip layer cake! ….Sponsored by Hotpoint

Recipe –

For the cake
550g caster sugar
525g plain flour
95g cocoa powder
3/4 tsp salt
1.5 tsp bicarbonate of soda
200g dark choc chips
350ml cold coffee
350ml buttermilk
320ml vegetable oil
5 large free range eggs
1/4 tsp peppermint extract

For the buttercream –
500g unsalted butter, soft
1125g icing sugar, sifted
6-7 tbs whole milk
1/2 tsp peppermint extract
green food colour paste (optional)

Crystallised mint leaves and extra choc chips for decorating.

This recipe will make a 7 inch cake which serves up to 24 portions.

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  1. Gina Le says:

    Gillian youre so pretty

  2. shelly says:

    Thank you so much for sharing with us you are the best

  3. cocopuff Covington says:

    I love mint choc chip ice cream. so i know the cake is good too

  4. Chann Dreams says:

    Hello Jemma, id love to make this smaller maybe just 3 layers, what would the measurements be for this please?

  5. radhika kulkarni says:

    Hello Jemma,hope you are doing great.i have one question,when you put the cake in fridge for 30 min,the buttercream should also go in the fridge or can be at room temp?please do reply..I have to make this cake today for my daughter.thank you in advance

  6. sulagna panigrahi says:

    Has anyone tried making the recipe in half… really want to try it but it's a hudge cake!

  7. Beng Jing Tan says:

    I love mint a lot , but I love matcha more

  8. Ryan Burns says:

    Why do you sift flower?

  9. Moushumi Ghosh says:

    Thank You so much for this one. It made my husband’s birthday that much more special. Everything about the cake was spot on! Thanks again!

  10. Edelquinn Mimi says:

    Hey Jemma thanks so much for the amazing videos best thing about you is about the recipes and clear video procedures..greatest fan from Africa I'm here to stay

  11. Kadesia Thomas says:

    I will make this for my birthday..I love chocolate and mint and my fave colour is green..
    By the way I love your expressions
    ' if you don't have one you can still do this' …your amazing. Big up from Jamaica..

  12. Siddharth Kumaran says:

    thata a lotta sugar

  13. Yana Whelan says:

    I love the video and I will try to bake this cake, wish me luck!

  14. Allen Bier says:

    Have you tried using cake strips?

  15. Kevin OBrien says:

    Paul Hollywood wants to know Jemma if you can cut into some of these cakes and cupcakes so we can see the layers and the sponge? Thanks!

  16. melanie anna-mania green says:

    you are a star, I love your baking cakes

  17. michelle noer says:

    Slow Dawn..

  18. Stuart Mayes says:

    Hi Jemma, just wondering if you have ever tried cake- strips – dampened fabric strips you put around the tins before baking – apparently they give a more level cake with moist sides so there's no need to level and trim. I guess they are better suited to a hobby baker than a professional. It would be great to know your thoughts on, and or experiences of, them. Thanks again for another inspiring recipe! Mint-choc- chip was one of my favourite ice-cream flavours when I was a kid!

  19. foodie sidee says:

    I want this every ml and grams into cups

  20. Gulya Swift says:

    I love 🍰

  21. moo dy says:

    How can I cut the ingredients if I only want to make a 2 layer cake? Thanks.

  22. Jason Wolfgang says:

    I love your videos but the amount of batter and icing e.g. you waste by transferring things into so many different bowls and not cleaning the bowls with a spatula makes me cringe.

  23. Jesus Hernandez says:

    Nice! birthday is amazing and look taste!

  24. Nigel Walsh says:

    I find by using cake strips ( or damp kitchen cloth wrapped in aluminium foil ) around the tins before going into the oven help the cakes to stay flat at the top and no crust around the sides and therefore NO WASTE πŸ™‚ I'm surprised you do not use this method as lots of professionals now do – just saying.

  25. Hillary Rosado says:

    This cake is yummy and amazing

  26. Hillary Rosado says:

    🀩 wow beautiful cake she made I love it

  27. Shanice Kosen says:

    I love chocolate cake thanks for the recipe

  28. Debra Cole says:

    Hi Gemma, how deep are these tins?

  29. Lora F says:

    Just made this cake and my oven took 36 mins per 2 layers, am I doing something wrong? The chocolate chips also stuck to the bottom of the tins??

  30. Zoya says:

    Is there any substitute instead of peppermint extract?

  31. Allison Smith says:

    Thankyou for this recipe , made it for my Sons birthday , decorated it with a mint choc ganach and after eight mints . Tasted yummy πŸ˜‹

  32. David Sasu Kumi says:

    I'm number 1 fan I love your beautiful recipes hand's down.

  33. daNa mEori Castigador says:

    I love mint choc chip!! This makes me drool!!

    Is the buttercream too sweet? My family does not like it too sweet.. If yes, can u do this mint choc chip buttercream using SMBC?

  34. rubena fleed says:

    Donald trump orders her to make him a cake

  35. twoawesomedogs says:

    When you say grease-free paper, is that the same as parchment?

  36. Olga Cortes says:

    Muchas gracias, eres la mejor, mi escuela ha sido Cupcake Jemma, Dios te Bendiga, gracias.

  37. Cynthia torres says:

    Hi! What peppermint extract do you use?

  38. Searching for Rugrats says:

    OMG the SML theme is playing!

  39. fshahid1 says:

    Jemma how do you keep the cake moist if you are not decorating it until the next day?

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  41. Lizzie Marshall xx says:

    Planning on making this for a birthday cake but does anyone know if it actually tastes like coffee? Xo

  42. Scent Junkee says:

    Hi Jemma! I love watching your videos so much! I just have a special request. Is there any way you could post recipes in US measurements, also? I'm sure you have lots of viewers from the USA and I know we would all appreciate it SO MUCH! πŸ™‚

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  44. chinki K says:

    Why don’t you share eggless cake recipe pls try to share eggless recipe am vegetarian

  45. Ajita Nawathe says:

    It's surprising to see that you never add plain sugar syrup to any of your cakes, why?

  46. MARIA JOANNOU says:

    There was an ultimate sponge cake video. I found it on google Jamie's foodtibe but no recipe.

  47. Sonia Bertrand says:

    hello jemma I would have an urgent question because I quis in full purchase for the cake molds you give us the diameter to know 7 inch but not the height I am lost is it 3cm or 4cm or 7cm? thank you i think you are great

  48. Virendra Katoch says:

    Jemma – Made this cake for my daughter's birthday. It turned out fantastic. I am a Doctor by profession and my daughter's birthday came during the Lockdown period in Delhi. Baking is my hobby but all birthday cakes are to be baked by me. Thanks.

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