Peppermint in December is it.

Chocolate Peppermint Cake!

Chocolate is good any time of year, but when paired with the refreshingly cool tones of peppermint, my heads spins a little.  I love taking a breath right after a bite of this cake; the rich chocolate flavor lingers, but the air traveling down my windpipe seems to be coated in sparkling crystals of peppermint bliss.

Chocolate Peppermint Cake!

I am getting ahead of myself, I do that a lot.

To make this delightful cake, I baked a simple one layer peppermint chocolate cake then covered it in melted Andes® creme de menthe chips and then sprinkled some around the top for good measure.





Chocolate Peppermint Cake!

This is quite a mint-y recipe, but I think we have established that I love a good peppermint!

I do recommend eating this cake as soon as you have covered it in the melted chocolate.  The longer the cake sits the harder the chocolate will get, and when it is completely cooled can be hard to cut into.

If you want to refrigerate the cake you certainly can eat it cold too!

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Reader Comments

  1. This looks so good – like an after eight in cake form! Do you have those in the US?! They’re delicious!

  2. Hi Amanda~

    This sounds fabulous! I’m a little confused as you mentioned mixing it with a white cake in #4, and I didn’t see any reference to a white cake in the ingredients/directions.


  3. Thanks a lot Amanda! Now this cake is all I will ever think about and dream about. So much for that diet I keep talking about starting.

  4. This chocolate peppermint cake looks super delicious, Amanda! Definitely craving a slice right now!

  5. This looks fabulous, and I’m definitely going to try it this month! However — maybe I just didn’t read closely enough — but I didn’t see how much chocolate is needed?

  6. Peppermint and December just go hand in hand, don’t they? And to think I haven’t made a single peppermint recipe! Looks like that is about to change 🙂 Gorgeous cake!

  7. Anything chocolate and peppermint this time of year is welcome in my kitchen. The cake looks great.

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