Total Time
50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

An old recipe of my mom's. How can you go wrong with dark chocolate cake and minty icing?

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Stir cocoa and hot water over heat until blended. Remove from heat and beat until smooth. Let cool.
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, 2/3 cup sugar, and instant coffee. Make a well in the centre and add oil, cooled cocoa mixture, and egg yolks. Beat until batter is smooth.
  3. Add cream of tartar to egg whites and beat until foamy. Gradually add the 1/3 cup sugar and beat until whites are very stiff. Fold into batter evenly.
  4. Bake in 8 x 8 square pan at 325 for 30 minutes.
  5. For the frosting, combine butter, icing sugar, cream, peppermint extract, and a couple of drops of green food colouring until smooth. Frost cooled cake and decorate with chocolate sprinkles.

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