Yield: 1 x 3 layers
|1 cup||;hot water|
|½ cup||Butter or margarine; softened|
|1½ cup||Whipping cream|
|1 tablespoon||Powdered sugar|
|2 eaches||1-ounce squares unsweetened chocolate; melted|
|2 cups||Powdered sugar; sifted|
|2 tablespoons||;hot water|
|1⅓ cup||All-purpose flour|
|1 teaspoon||Baking soda|
|¼ teaspoon||Baking powder|
|2 teaspoons||Peppermint extract|
|Green paste food coloring|
|1 each||Egg white|
|⅓ cup||Butter or margarine; softened|
|½ teaspoon||Vanilla extract|
WHIPPED CREAM FILLING
Combine cocoa and hot water, stirring until smooth.
Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating well at medium speed of an electric mixer. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well.
Combine flour and next 3 ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternately with cocoa mixture, beginning and ending with flur mixture. Mix after each addition.
Pour batter into 3 greased and floured 8-inch round cakepans. Bake at 350 F for 15 minutes. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove cakes from pans, and let cool completely on wire racks. Spread Whipped Cream Filling between layers; spread Chocolate Frosting on top and sides of cake. Garnish, if desired, placing curls around outside of cake first, and working to the center. Yield; one 3-layer cake.
WHIPPED CREAM FILLING:
Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium mixing bowl; add a small amount of food coloring to mixture, and beat until soft peaks form.
Yield: 3 cups.
Combine first 3 ingredients in a mixing bowl; beat at medium speed of an electric mixer until mixture is smooth. Add egg white, butter, and vanilla; beat until smooth. Set bowl in a pan of ice water, and beat until frosting is thick enough to spread. Yield: 1-¾ cups.
NOTE: To make marbled chocolate curls, melt 12 ounces chocolate-flavored candy coating (squares, wafers, or morsels) in a double boiler placed over hot water. Pour onto a smooth surface, such as marble or an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet. Then melt 12 ounces vanilla-flavored candy coating. Stir a small amount of green-paste food coloring into vanilla coating; pour over chocolate layer. Using a spatula, swirl the two colors to creat a marbled effect, covering a 12" x 9" area. Let stand at room temperature until coating cools and feels slightly tacky but is not firm. (If coating is too hard, curls will break; if too soft, coating will not curl.) Pull a cheese plane across coating until curl forms.
November, 1990"Southern Living" Typos by Jeff Pruett Submitted By JEFF PRUETT On 10-30-95