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Special Birthday Cake

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Special Birthday Cake

Raewyn Murray
Cook Time 45 minutes


  • 8-10 10 c pieces tightly wrapped in foil
  • 3 cups flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • cups cocoa
  • cups boiling water
  • cups margarine / butter 275 grams
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 tsps vanilla
  • ½ tsp peppermint

Peppermint Frosting

  • ½ cup margarine/ butter
  • cups icing sugar
  • ¼ cup water approx
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp peppermint


  • Measure and put flour, salt, soda, and baking powder in sifter. Cream margarine / butter & adding sugar gradually. Then eggs one at a time. Add vanilla & peppermint. Mix cocoa in boiling water and leave to cool. On low speed add the flour mixture until all mixed in well, along with the cocoa liquid. Pour ¼ of mixture into prepared tin, add some coins then more mixture, etc. Bake at 160ºC (325ºF) for about 30-45 minutes or until cooked. Remove from oven, invert & leave to cool before removing from tin. Slice into 3 layers and spread with peppermint frosting between layers and on top & sides.

Peppermint Frosting

  • Mix together and apply to cake as above.


(Use a large tin with removable bottom)

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