Killarney Cake

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  • 1 (18.25 ounce) box chocolate fudge cake mix
  • 1/4 cup creme de menthe or 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped green maraschino cherries
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons creme de menthe or 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract and 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup whole green maraschino cherries
  • Chocolate curls


  1. Prepare cake mix following package directions, substituting 1/4 cup creme de menthe for 1/4 cup water. Stir in chopped cherries.
  2. Pour into 2 greased 9-inch layer cake pans; bake as directed. Cool.
  3. Whip cream with tablespoons creme de menthe. Spread 1/3 of whipped cream between cake layers. Heap remaining whipped cream on top.
  4. Arrange whole cherries and chocolate curls over whipped cream.