*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
                            CHOCOLATE MINT TORTE
 Recipe By     : The Cook’s Book of Uncommon Recipes
 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cakes
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1      cup           chocolate cookie crumbs (15-17 cookies)
    2      tablespoons   melted butter
      1/2  cup           softened butter
      3/4  cup           sugar
    3      ounces        unsweetened chocolate
    1      teaspoon      vanilla extract
    1      teaspoon      peppermint extract
    3                    eggs
      1/2  cup           whipping cream
                         Grated unsweetened chocolate
 Mix chocolate cookie crumbs and melted butter. Press firmly into the buttom
 of an 8-inch spring-form pan (or use a pie pan if you don't have a
 spring-form). Bake at 350F for 7-8 minutes. Cool.
 Use your electric mixer to prepare the filling. Cream butter until smooth
 and gradually add the sugar. Melt the chocolate over simmering (not boiling)
 water in a double boiler or in the microwave. Combine melted chocolate,
 vanilla and peppermint extracts and blend into butter mixture. Add eggs one
 at a time and beat about 3 minutes after adding each egg.
 Beat cream until it holds a firm peak. Fold whipped cream into chocolate
 mixture. Gently spread into prepared crust. Sprinkle with grated chocolate
 (or use chocolate sprinkles). Loosely cover with plastic wrap (try not to
 let the plastic touch the surface of the torte). Chill for at least 3 hours.
 YIELD: 10-12 servings
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