It was really easy and very good...so moist and minty. It is just a small cake - an 8x8 (or 9x9 will work too) but perfect size for just a few people and not having to eat cake forever.
|Hard to take a photo as the chocolate is so glossy|
1 2/3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 - package small chocolate covered mint patties*
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl. Stir to mix. Add brown sugar and cocoa powder and mix well. Add water, vinegar, oil and extracts. Mix well.
Pour batter into an 8" x 8" pan.* Bake for about 30-35 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Arrange mint patties on top of cake. Return to oven until candies begin to melt - about 1 minute. Remove from oven.
Spread melted mint patties evenly over cake with a knife. Cool completely. Cut cake and serve.
* The original recipe says 13 ounce package of small chocolate covered mint patties - well I wasn't paying attention to that and bought a 5 ounce package and it worked really well. I think it would have been overkill on mint using a 13 ounce package.
* The original recipe calls for an ungreased cake pan but I can't imagine not greasing a cake pan so I coated it with cooking spray and it turned out find.