Friday, September 10, 2010

Mint Chocolate Cake

1 package (18-1/4 ounces) chocolate cake mix

1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon water
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
3 drops green food coloring

1-1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
Prepare cake batter according to package directions, using a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.
Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
In a large bowl, combine the frosting ingredients until smooth. Spread over cooled cake.
For topping, in a microwave, melt chocolate chips and butter; stir until smooth. Stir in extract. Spread over frosting. Refrigerate until set. Yield: 20-24 servings.