Crème De Menthe Ring


Cooking time: 1 hour
Preparation time: 40 mins.
Main Cooking Utensil: 9-in ring mold or tube pan
Oven temperature: as Card 8*
Oven position: ditto

For 12-16 servings you need:
See Card 8

Crème de menthe icing:
2 egg whites
3 1/2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
2-3 tablespoons crème de menthe

candied cherries
halved walnuts

1. Make the cake as Card 8 but bake for only 1 hour.

2. Beat the egg whites with the sifted confectioners’ sugar, then gradually be in the crème de menthe.

3. Spread over the cake with a wetted palette knife, keeping a rather rough appearance.

4. Press the candied cherries and walnuts in position.

TO SERVE: Cut in slices.

TO VARY: Instead of this rather rich moist chocolate cake, a lighter cake may be made. Cream1 cup margarine or butter with 1 cup sugar, gradually be in 4 eggs, fold in 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour sifted with 1/3 cup cocoa powder and 2 teaspoons double acting baking powder. Bake for approximately 50 minutes in the center of a 375°F oven.

TO STORE: This moist chocolate cake keeps well for some days. Ice as soon as cool-this helps keep it fresh.

* When baking always check oven temperature with that recommended in your cooker instruction card or book.

Printed in Canada © Copyright Paul Hamlyn Ltd 1967

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