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  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2

Use this icing with the Chocolate-Peppermint Cake. Peppermint extract is highly concentrated, so a very small amount is all that is needed.

Everyday Food, Special Issue 2007, Everyday Food, Special Issue 2007

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Credit: Yunhee Kim

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place chocolate in a medium bowl. In a small saucepan, bring heavy cream to a boil over high heat; stir in peppermint extract. Strain cream into chocolate. Let stand 5 minutes; stir until smooth (mixture will appear oily at first.) Cool until mixture falls in ribbons when spoon is lifted, 2 to 6 minutes.

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  • To ice cake, set the cake on a serving platter. Tuck parchment or waxed paper under sides of cake (to keep platter clean). Pour icing onto center of cake. Use an offset spatula or a dinner knife to spread evenly over the top and down the sides. Let set, about 30 minutes.

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Reviews (7)

47 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: Unrated
12/10/2008
oh sorry, I didnt realize I had to click on the word PEPPERMINT ICING.....
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12/09/2008
Congratulations, Linda013!! I'd say that's just about the best compliment a cake could get! Well done! (I hope mine turns out as well as yours did!) :)
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05/08/2008
This cake is delicious and moist. I added about a tablespoon of sugar to the icing and will definitely be making this for mother's day!
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12/09/2007
Made this cake for a friend. He loved the peppermint. I got a proposal.
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12/05/2007
Don't like peppermint, then you cant go wrong sticking with Vanilla, I use the pure vanilla.
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12/05/2007
The chocolate icing would probably be good without adding any additional flavor, but when I think about some of my favorite chocolate bars orange or hazelnut extract could be delicious.
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12/05/2007
What can you use instead of peppermint? I dislike this flavor but the cake sounds good.