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       Title: Chocolate Peppermint Cake
  Categories: Cakes, Chocolate
       Yield: 1 servings
     1/2 c  Soft butter or margarine
   2 1/4 c  Packed light brown sugar; 1
       3 oz Unsweetened chocolate
            ; melted
   2 1/4 c  Sifted cake flour
   1 1/2 ts Baking soda
     1/2 ts Salt
     1/2 c  Buttermilk
       1 ts Vanilla extract
       1 c  Boiling water
       6 pk Thin chocolate mint wafers
            Peppermint frosting:
       2    Egg whites
   1 1/2 c  Sugar
     1/8 ts Salt
     1/3 c  Water
       2 ts Light corn syrup
     1/2 ts Peppermint extract
   Cream butter and sugar; add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well
   after each addition. Add cooled chocolate, and blend. Sift
   together flour, soda and salt, and add alternately to
   chocolate mixture with buttermilk; beat until smooth. Stir
   in vanilla and water. Pour into 3 (8 or 9-inch) layer pans
   lined on the bottoms with wax paper.Bake in a preheated
   350` oven for about 30 minutes.  Remove to racks, and press
   mints on the 2 bottom layers.
   Cool, and spread Peppermint Frosting between layers and on
   top and sides of cake. Frosting: Place all ingredients
   except peppermint extract in the top of a double boiler.
   Put over boiling water, and beat with a rotary beater or
   electric mixer for 7 minutes, or until mixture will stand
   in stiff peaks. Add peppermint extract.