Chocolate mint dessert

Sunday, December 21, 2008

What you’ll need:

1 c flour
1 c sugar
½ c butter, softened
4 eggs
1 ½ c chocolate syrup
Mint cream center
Chocolate glaze

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan. Combine flour, sugar, butter, eggs and syrup in a large bowl, beat until smooth. Pour batter into pan. Bake 25 - 30 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool completely in pan. Spread mint cream center on cake. Cover and refrigerate for about an hour. Pour chocolate glaze over chilled dessert. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 additional hour before serving. Cover and refrigerate any leftovers. Makes about 12 servings.

Mint cream center

What you’ll need:

2 c powdered sugar
½ c butter, softened
2 Tbl green crème de menthe OR ¾ tsp mint extract + 1 Tbl water + 3 drops green food coloring

Beat all ingredients until smooth.

Chocolate glaze

What you’ll need:

6 Tbl butter
1 c semi-sweet chocolate chips

Melt butter in a saucepan over very low heat. Stir in chips and heat until melted. Remove from heat; stir until smooth. Cool slightly.

Cost:
flour - $2.12/5 pound bag
sugar - $1.99/4 lb bag
butter - $1.75/pound
eggs - $1.09/ dozen
chocolate syrup - $2.50
powdered sugar - $1.69
mint extract - $3.12
chocolate chips - $2.50
Total - $7.63

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