Chocolate Mint layer Cake 1From shirleyoma 7 years ago
- * 1 cup Mint-chocolate chips -- Nestles shopping list
- * 1 1/4 cups water -- divided shopping list
- * 2 1/4 cups flour -- Unbleached shopping list
- * 1 teaspoon salt shopping list
- * 1 teaspoon baking soda shopping list
- * 1/2 teaspoon baking powder shopping list
- * 1 1/2 cups brown sugar -- Firmly Packed shopping list
- * 1/2 cup butter -- Softened shopping list
- * 3 eggs -- Large shopping list
- -----chocolate mint FROSTING----- shopping list
- * 1/2 cup Mint-chocolate chips -- Nestles shopping list
- * 1/4 cup butter shopping list
- * 1 teaspoon vanilla extract shopping list
- * 1/4 teaspoon salt shopping list
- * 3 cups confectioners' sugar shopping list
- * 6 tablespoons milk shopping list
- -----GARNISHES----- shopping list
- * chocolate Leaves shopping list
- * chocolate curls shopping list
- * chocolate Gratings shopping list
How to make it
- 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 alternately 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. 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.)
- 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.
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Anything chocolate and mint is my friend.artichokehearts in Seattle loved it