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Chocolate Peppermint Cake Recipe

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Ingredients

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1 cup Butter
8 oz Cream Cheese
1 cup Whipped Cream
½ tsp Peppermint Extract
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 lb Powdered Sugar
1-½ cup Dark Chocolate chips
2-3 Tsp Milk
2 Candy Canes
¼ tsp Salt
food color Red Gel

Nutritional information

360kcal
Calories
15g
Fat
52g
Carbs
4g
Protein
45mg
Cholesterol
430mg
Sodium

Chocolate Peppermint Cake Recipe

  • 1 h 20 m
  • Serves 4
  • Medium

Ingredients

Directions

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Peppermint and chocolate are the perfect flavor combination for this Christmas season. Make this special Chocolate Peppermint Cake for your family.

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Steps

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Instruction

Make the chocolate mint cake according to recipe instructions, baking in 3, 8" baking pans. Let cool and level the tops off.

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For The Frosting

Place the butter, cream cheese, salt and a red food color in the bowl. Beat together with the paddle attachment until smooth

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Add in the vanilla and peppermint extract. Add ¼ of the powdered sugar and beat on low speed. Add 1 Tbsp of milk and beat into the frosting. Add another ¼ of the powdered sugar, beating on low speed. Add another T. of milk and mix in

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Repeat this process until all the powdered sugar is incorporated. Add more milk, until desired consistency is achieved. Scrape the bowl down with a rubber spatula. Beat one more time until the frosting is smooth

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Frost the cake with the peppermint frosting, covering the cake with the frosting. Chill in the fridge.

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For The Ganache

Place the chocolate chips and heavy cream in a bowl and heat in the microwave for 30 seconds

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Whisk the chocolate and cream until smooth. Pour the ganache over the top of the cake, in the center, and spread it to the edges of the cake. Smooth the ganache on top of the cake

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Sprinkle the crushed candy cane around the top edges of the cake. Refrigerate until the ganache is firm

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Top with peppermint meringue kisses before serving.

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