Christine’s Oops Girl Scout Thin Mint Birthday Cake
My husband loves Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream, but he’s not a big fan of sweets. However, for his birthday, the kids and I wanted to make him a cake for his birthday. I wanted it to appeal to him. He usually loves Strawberry Shortcake, but I wanted to do something different. And with too many boxes of Girl Scout cookies on hand, I figured I could do something different with those and get them out of my home once and for all. Enter: the Girl Scout Thin Mint Birthday Cake.
Since I knew he’d be eating less of it and I’d be eating most of it, I catered to myself by making a Gluten Free cake. And I thought I was one lucky lady when I found that Betty Crocker makes boxed G free cake mix. Hello! However, when I got it home I realized that I wasn’t as lucky as I had thought. The recipe called for 1 stick of butter, and butter doesn’t really seem to agree with me, but I made it regardless. In retrospect, it was probably a good thing, because it meant that I ate much less of it and my husband had the “polite” one piece, but didn’t touch it again. Believe it or not, as good as it was, I threw it away (pat on the back)! I wanted nothing to do with heartburn or jiggly thighs. And my trip to Maui was just right around the corner! : )
While the cakes were cooling, I went on to do other things. When I returned to the kitchen, I found that a little mouse (my 4 year old) had gotten a hold of this sucker. Enter: Problem #1 when making a stacked cake, you probably need it to be flat.
In the meantime I blended the cookies in my Vitamix. I didn’t want them too fine, but this thing is powerful, so be careful and keep an eye on them.
Then I went on to make the cake, and sliced them through the center to make easy for stacking. At least this was my intention. This cake was thicker then most – could be G free ingredients, or the butter, but whatever it was, it started falling apart as I began to cut it. Enter: Problem#2 (need I say more). There wasn’t enough Cool Whip to piece this puppy back to life!
The time was ticking and my husband would soon be arriving home from work, so I forged on and slapped this baby together. At this point, I knew it would be no masterpiece.
It’s go time:
Layer 1: Cake
Layer 2: Lite Cool Whip (I never use imitation cream – this stuff is the best!)
Layer 3: Girl Scout Thin Mint crumbs
Repeat till complete and then top with chocolate syrup!
Sing “Happy Birthday” and then devour! Or throw it away!!!