Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cake

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cake

 

Hey guys!  It is the last entry in the Christmas Series and that means dessert!!  To me peppermint and chocolate are the perfect flavors for Christmas and it is my favorite flavor combination.  I wanted to make a truly festive dessert but one that was easy.

I love starting with a box cake mix and jazzing it up.  It saves me some time during the bust holidays and gives me more time for wrapping presents, drinking hot chocolate with the family and just enjoying the holidays.

This cake is a snap to make and the star is the Dark Chocolate Peppermint Ganache.

I just whip up a dark chocolate cake mix according to box directions and bake it in a bundt pan.  Then I microwave some peppermint coffee creamer and toss in some chocolate chips.  Then you have the most perfect peppermint ganache.  If you really really wanted to take the easy route you could stir a little peppermint extract into some storebought hot fudge.

I added a few crushed up peppermints for decoration and a few peppermint meringues ( I will show you how to make those tomorrow)

Peppermint Chocolate Cake

So when you need a fabulous dessert that doesn’t take all day just whip up this gorgeous cake and enjoy the holidays!

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Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cake

Author Parrish

Ingredients

  • 2 chocolate boxed cake mixes mixed to boxed directions
  • 1/2 cup of peppermint creamer or heavy cream with a little peppermint extract
  • 8 oz dark chocolate chips
  • crushed peppermints

Instructions

  1. Bake the 2 cake mixes in one bundt pan and cool.
  2. Microwave the creamer for 1 minute 30 seconds in a large microwave safe bowl.
  3. Add in the chips and let them sit for 3 -5 minutes. Stir.
  4. Drizzle the ganache all over the cake.
  5. Garnish with crushed peppermints and meringues.

Don’t forget to head over to Dana’s and check out her Christmas Tree Meringues!
ChristmasTreeMeringues

 

 


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    Jenny Marie says:
    December 1, 2014

    Yumm That is my kind of dessert, my dad and brother will love this recipe! I would love for you to share a post on my Meet Up Monday Blog Party!
    Jenny Marie
    http://jennymaire.blogspot.com/

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    December 4, 2014

    This looks so so amazing and delicious!! Dark chocolate + Peppermint is my favorite flavor combination too, so your cake is definitely a must try! Pinned! :)

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      Parrish says:
      December 7, 2014

      It is the best flavor combo!! Thanks for stopping by and pinning! :)

  3. avatar
    December 5, 2014

    This is gorgeous & looks so delicious!!! Thanks for sharing it at Found & Foraged. I’d love to have you come back again this weekend- we’ll be starting it a day early due to server maintenance so it’s tonight at 8 central. Hope to see you!! xo, Laura

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    christina says:
    December 7, 2014

    Happy SITS sharefest…love this recipe!

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