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       Title: Chocolate Mint Layer Cake
  Categories: Candies, Chocolate, Cakes/choc.
       Yield: 8 servings
       1 c  Mint-Chocolate Chips;Nestles      1/2 ts Baking Powder
   1 1/4 c  ;water, divided                 1 1/2 c  Brown Sugar; Firmly Packed
   2 1/4 c  Flour; Unbleached                 1/2 c  Butter, Softened
       1 ts Salt                                3 ea Eggs; Large
       1 ts Baking Soda                   
 --------------------------CHOCOLATE MINT FROSTING--------------------------
     1/2 c  Mint-Chocolate Chips;Nestles      1/4 ts Salt
     1/4 c  Butter                              3 c  Confectioners' Sugar
       1 ts Vanilla Extract                     6 tb Milk
       1 x  Chocolate Leaves                    1 x  Chocolate Gratings
       1 x  Chocolate Curls                
   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 alterantely
   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.  Coll completely on wire racks.  Fill nd frost with
   Chocolate Mint Frosting.  Garnish as desired.
   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.  Use as garnish.