for family meals :
Mint Layer Cake
is many years since Hub-UK was first launched. It has
been created from recipes contributed form all over
the world, from professionals and amateurs alike. A
great many of the recipes do not have any details as
to who sent them in or from where they came. It would
be a shame not to share them with you for this reason
recipe is one such recipe. If you know where it originated,
or perhaps it is even yours, let me know and I will
add the necessary credits and acknowledgements.
most indispensable ingredient of all good home cooking
- love, for those you are cooking for" ~ Sophia
cup mint chocolate chips
1 1/4 cup water, divided
2 1/4 cup flour, unbleached
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 eggs, large
1/2 cup mint chocolate chips
1/4 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
3 cup confectioners' sugar
6 tbsp milk
the oven to 180°C.
a small saucepan, combine the mint chocolate chips
and 1/4 cup of water and cook over a medium heat,
stirring constantly, until the chips are melted and
the mixture is smooth.
to cool for 10 minutes.
a medium bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda
and baking powder, then set aside.
a large bowl, combine the brown sugar and butter,
beating until creamy.
the eggs one at a time, beating well after each one.
in the chocolate mixture.
beat in the flour mixture alternately with remaining
cup of water.
into two greased and floured 9 inch round baking pans.
at 180°C for 25 to 30 minutes or until cake is done.
to cool completely on wire racks.
and frost with chocolate Mint Frosting and garnish.
make chocolate mint frosting:
over hot (not boiling) water the mint chocolate chips
and butter. Stir until chips are melted and mixture
in the vanilla extract and salt.
to a large bowl.
beat in the confectioner' sugar alternately with milk,
beating until smooth. (If necessary add more milk
until desired consistency is reached.)
make suggested decoration:
chocolate curls and grated chocolate on top of the
a ring of grated chocolate pieces around the outside
edge and use the curls in the centre.
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.