Chocolate Mint cake (to die for!)

Chocolate mint cake

250g margerine

150g sugar

200g flour

3 tbs baking powder

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

vanilla essence

4 large eggs

3 tsps coffee (dissolved in 2 tbs hot water)

4 tbs good cocoa

2 tbs drinking chocolate

4 tbs milk

Method:  Beat the margerine with the sugar;  add the eggs and beat well.  Add the other ingredients and beat well.  Cook in a preheated oven (fan electric 170 lowered to 150 after 20 mins.) for about 45 minutes.  Cool.

Cream together 250g good margerine spread, 100g icing sugar, 3 tbs cocoa, some peppermint essence.  Split cake in two and spread the choc. mint cream.  Top with 150g melted dark covering chocolate with 1 tbs margerine and some peppermint essence.  Use to cover the cake.

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