---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.02
  Categories: Cakes, Chocolate, Frostings
       Yield: 6 servings
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       1 c  Flour
     1/3 c  Cocoa powder
       1 ts Baking powder
     1/2 ts Salt
     1/4 ts Baking soda
     3/4 c  Sugar
     1/3 c  Shortening
       1    Egg
       1 ts Peppermint extract
     2/3 c  Milk; cold
       2 c  Powdered sugar; sifted
       2 tb Butter or margarine
     1/4 ts Peppermint extract
       2 tb To 3, milk
       2 dr Green food coloring
            Thin chocolate covered mint
            - candies; halved
            Chocolate chip mint ice
            - cream (opt)
   Stir together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and baking
   soda. Beat together sugar and shortening on high speed of mixer until
   fluffy. Beat in egg and peppermint extract. Add dry ingredients to
   creamed mix, alternating with milk, beating well after each addition.
   Pour into greased and floured 9 round cake pan. Bake at 350~ for
   25-30 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool 10 minutes. Turn out
   onto rack to cool completely. For frosting, beat together the sugar,
   butter, extract and enough milk to make spreadable consistency. Tint
   frosting green. Place cake layer on serving platter. Frost top and
   sides of cake. Decorate with mint halves. Serve with ice cream. 9:55