Here's one of the highlights of Ruth's and my party: a "Hint 'O Mint" chocolate cake. It's a basic devil's food recipe, but I used a box mix for this one. I've made it from scratch, too, with pleasing results, but the showstopping addition for this special concoction is the buttercream frosting, which is super simple. (I say you can bake a cake from a box, but never use the canned icing!) Buttercream is nothing more than butter, some confectioners sugar and a drop of milk all beat up to a creamy sensation with an electric mixer. For this pale mint treat, I added a couple of drops of green food coloring a little bit of pure mint extract, and ringed the entire thing in York Peppermint Patties.
I'm off for the weekend! Be back with you on Tuesday.
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