Fudge Mint Torte

Fudge Mint Torte

1 package semisweet chocolate pieces (12 ounce)
1 cup (2 sticks butter)
1 1/2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups sifted all purpose flour
Creme de Menthe filling – recipe below

Grease three 9×1 1/2 inch round layer cake pans; line bottoms with wax paper; grease paper. Combine chocolate pieces and butter in small saucepan. Place over very low heat just till melted. Remove from heat

Transfer chocolate mixture to large bowl. Beat in sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time. Beat in flour till well blended. Pour into prepared pans, dividing evenly

Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 15-20 minutes or till tops spring back when lightly touched with fingertip. Cool cakes in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Invert; peel off paper; cool completely

Stack and fill layers with Creme de Menthe Filling, using 1/3 between each layer and over the top. Garnish with chocolate shavings. 12 servings

Cream de Menthe Filling: Whip 2 cups heavy cream, 1/4 to 1/3 cup green Creme de Menthe and 2 tablespoons confectioners sugar till stiff.


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