Sunday, November 25, 2012

Bundt Cake #66: Peppermint Mocha

I love how on the day that Starbucks starts selling their Christmas drinks out of their infamous red coffee cups, my Twitter and Face Book light up with messages.  Everyone loooooves the Peppermint Mocha.  So, we should have it in a cake, right?  It tastes a lot like a Girl Scout Thin Mint if I'm being honest...chocolate and peppermint... Christmas perfection.
Shopping List
1 box of chocolate cake mix
2 small boxes of instant chocolate pudding
1/2 cup of veggie oil
1 1/4 cups water
4 eggs
1 cup mint chocolate chips (or regular if you can't find them)
4 teaspoons peppermint extract, divided
1 can of Vanilla frosting
1 cup Peppermint crunch, divided

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Grease (I use Pam) a 10 inch bundt pan

In mixing bowl, combine cake mix, puddings, oil, water and eggs with electric mixer.  Stir in chocolate chips and 2 teaspoons of peppermint extract.  Pour into prepared pan and bake 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Let cake rest on counter in pan 10 minutes. Then, invert cake onto serving plate to finish cooling.
To make the frosting, add remaining 2 teaspoons of Peppermint extract to vanilla frosting along with 1/2 cup Peppermint Crunch.  Frost cooled cake and then garnish with remaining Peppermint Crunch.
 Super simple and very festive!  You don't have to use the mint chocolate chips but I just looooove them!  During the holiday season, you'll find them alongside the chocolate chips.  This cake will get you in the Jingle Bells mood in no time.
4 weeks until Christmas!

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Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

YES! SUPER festive!!!!

Marie Matter said...

Looks so yummy as always! This would be a great cake to take to a holiday party!

Rachel said...

mine is in the oven right now, smelling amazing! you have ruined me for store-bought frosting, so I will probably use your butter & powdered sugar method instead :)

Kristin said...

You had me at bundt! I just found your blog through my friend Melissa via Pinterest Told Me To. I love, Love, LOVE bundt cakes--it's in my about me profile-ha! Can't wait to try this!

Tiffany said...

best bundt yet. Christmas CHEER!

Rachel Knows Best said...

I wish I had seen this recipe before Christmas. It sounds tasty!

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