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Chocolate Mint Layer Cake

 

28

Yield

8

servings

Prep

20

min

Cook

40

min

Ready

2

hrs

Trans-fat Free
 

Ingredients

1 cup chocolate chips
mint
*
1 ¼ cups water
divided
2 ¼ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 ½ cups brown sugar
firmly packed
*
½ cup butter
softened
3 large eggs
Chocolate mint frosting
½ cup chocolate chips
mint
*
¼ cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon salt
3 cups powdered sugar
6 tablespoons milk
1 x chocolate leaves
*
1 x chocolate curls
*
1 x chocolate
grated
*

Directions

CAKE: Preheat oven to 375℉ (190℃).

In a small saucepan, combine mint-chocolate chips and ¼ 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 for 25 to 30 minutes, or until cakes test done.

Cool completely on wire racks.

Fill and 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.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 170g (6.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 48936% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 30%
Saturated Fat 12g 59%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 126mg 42%
Sodium 593mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 24%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars g
Protein 13g
Vitamin A 13% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 4% Iron 11%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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