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Special Birthday Cake

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Special Birthday Cake
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Cook Time
45 min
Cook Time
45 min
  1. 8-10 10c pieces tightly wrapped in foil
  2. 3 cups flour
  3. ½ tsp salt
  4. 1½ tsp baking soda
  5. ½ tsp baking powder
  6. 1½ cups cocoa
  7. 2½ cups boiling water
  8. 1¼ cups margarine / butter (275 grams)
  9. 3 cups sugar
  10. 5 eggs
  11. 2 tsps vanilla
  12. ½ tsp peppermint
Peppermint Frosting
  1. ½ cup margarine/ butter
  2. 3½ cups icing sugar
  3. ¼ cup water (approx)
  4. ½ tsp vanilla
  5. ½ tsp peppermint
  1. 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
  1. Mix together and apply to cake as above.
  1. (Use a large tin with removable bottom)
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