Chocolate Mint Layer Cake
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-----CHOCOLATE MINT FROSTING-----
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
mixture is smooth. Cool 10 minutes.
In medium bowl, combine flour,
baking soda, and baking powder; set aside. In a large bowl, combine
sugar and butter; beat until creamy.
Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Blend
chocolate mixture. Gradually beat in flour mixture alternately
remaining 1 cup of water.
Pour into 2 greased and floured 9-inch
Bake at 375 degrees F. for 25 to 30 minutes, or until
test done. Cool completely on wire racks. Fill and frost with
Mint Frosting. Garnish as desired.
Combine over hot (not boiling) water, the mint-chocolate chips
Stir until chips are melted and mixture is smooth. Stir in vanilla
and salt. Transfer to a large bowl. Gradually beat in the confectioners'
sugar alternately with milk; beat until smooth. (if necessary
milk until desired consistency is reached.)
GARNISHES: Use chocolate
and grated chocolate on top of the cake. Form a ring of grated
pieces around the outside edge and use the curls in the center.
chocolate leaves, select several small leaves, wash and dry them
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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