Chocolate mint layer cake
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Chocolate mint layer cake
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Last updated 6/12/2012 12:53:50 AM. Recipe ID 15701. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Chocolate mint layer cake
 Categories: Chocolate, Mint, Cakes, Desserts
      Yield: 8 Servings
      1 c  Mint-Chocolate Chips;Nestles
  1 1/4 c  ;water, divided
  2 1/4 c  Flour; Unbleached
      1 ts Salt
      1 ts Baking Soda
    1/2 ts Baking Powder
  1 1/2 c  Brown Sugar; Firmly Packed
    1/2 c  Butter, Softened
      3    Eggs; Large

MMMMM------------------CHOCOLATE MINT FROSTING-----------------------
    1/2 c  Mint-Chocolate Chips;Nestles
    1/4 c  Butter
      1 ts Vanilla Extract
    1/4 ts Salt
      3 c  Confectioners' Sugar
      6 tb Milk

           Chocolate Leaves
           Chocolate Curls
           Chocolate Gratings
  CAKE: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a small saucepan, combine
  mint-chocolate chips and 1/4 cup of water.  Cook over medium heat,
  stirring constantly, until chips are melted and mixture is smooth.
  Cool 10 minutes. In medium bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda,
  and baking powder; set aside.  In a large bowl, combine brown sugar
  and butter; beat until creamy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well
  after each addition. Blend in chocolate mixture.  Gradually beat in
  flour mixture alterantely with remaining 1 cup of water.  Pour into 2
  greased and floured 9-inch round baking pans. Bake at 375 degrees F.
  for 25 to 30 minutes, or until cakes test done. Coll completely on
  wire racks. Fill nd frost with Chocolate Mint Frosting. Garnish as
  desired. CHOCOLATE-MINT FROSTING: Combine over hot (not boiling)
  water, the mint-chocolate chips and butter.
   Stir until chips are melted and mixture is smooth.  Stir in vanilla
  extract and salt.  Transfer to a large bowl.  Gradually beat in the
  confectioners' sugar alternately with milk; beat until smooth.  (if
  necessary add more milk until desired consistency is reached.)
  GARNISHES: Use chocolate curls and grated chocolate on top of the
  cake. Form a ring of grated chocolate pieces around the outside edge
  and use the curls in the center.  To make chocolate leaves, select
  several small leaves, wash and dry them and paint one side of them
  with melted chocolate. Chill until firm and peel the leaf off the
  chilled chocolate. Use as garnish.

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Recipe ID 15701 (Apr 03, 2005)

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