Peppermint Chocolate Cake

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You know what day it is today? It’s the first Monday of the month, that means it’s time to party!!! Chocolate Party!!

It may come to no surprise to you this month secret ingredient is peppermint/candy cane. I have developed an addiction to this combo : Fudgy Brownies with Candy Cane Frosting,  Candy Cane Chocolate Cake, Candy Cane S’mores, Candy Cane Brownie Cookies, Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

Chocolate Party is a monthly party hosted by me and some amazing bloggers. Each month we decide upon a seasonal ingredient to use in our chocolate goodies.

Our recipes will be shared on the first Monday of each month and you can submit your own recipes until the end of the month. You can submit up to 3 recipes each month.

To make sure everyone is having fun, there are a few rules you’ll have to follow.

  • Your recipe must contain the two given ingredients.
  • Your recipe has to be published during the current month.
  • Please let everyone know about our party by including the Chocolate Party logo and a link to the Chocolate Party page

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If you’d like to know what are we up to for the upcoming months, join the Chocolate Party Facebook group.

Scroll to the bottom of this post for other Chocolate-peppermint treats.

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I’ve made this cake twice last week. First time I made it i went with a rectangle pan and cut it in squares and the second time I used a 9 inch round pan. I thing it looks prettier in the round version.

The cake is light, with a peppermint touch from the Peppermint Mocha creamer, with a texture between cake and brownie. The chopped peppermint bark on top makes a wonderful accompanied to the soft cake. You can use chopped peppermint candy or even candy cane if you prefer.

The only trick to this cake is to cut it into wedges while still warm and top it immediately with the bark/candy. If you don’t cut the cake before adding the topping you’ll have (or at least I had) a hard time cutting it later without part of the candy getting pushed into the cake

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Peppermint Chocolate Cake

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: one 9 inch round cake

Peppermint Chocolate Cake

Peppermint Chocolate Cake - Light chocolate cake flavored with peppermint Mocha creamer and topped with peppermint bark for a fancy Christmas treat.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (113 grams) butter, diced
  • 1/2 cup Coffee Mate Peppermint Mocha Liquid Creamer
  • 3 tbsp (15 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup (120 grams) all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup (150 grams) sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 4 oz peppermint bark or peppermint candy chopped
  • chopped candy cane (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a medium sauce-pan add the butter, Peppermint Mocha Creamer and the cocoa powder and cook over medium heat until the butter is melted and cocoa dissolved. Leave to cool completely.
  2. Heat the oven to 350F. Grease a 9 inch spring-form pan and set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl add the flour, sugar and baking powder. Stir in the egg, buttermilk and peppermint extract.
  4. Slowly pour the chocolate mixture and stir until just combined.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for about 33 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  6. Take the cake out of the oven, leave to cool for about 10 minutes and cut it into wedges while still warm. Top with the peppermint bark or chopped candy and leave to cool completely before serving.
  7. Just before serving sprinkle some chopped candy cane on top (optional)
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Have you tried the Coffee Matte Creamers? Which one is your favorite? Leave a comment below and you might win.

Coffee Mate Nestle has graciously accepted to offer 5 liquid coffee creamers to one lucky winner.

 Flavors include  Pecan Praline, New Sugar Free Pumpkin Spice, Warm Cinnamon Sugar Cookie, Peppermint Mocha and Eggnog Latte.

To enter the giveaway leave a comment below telling which creamer is your favorite or which one you’d like to try

Giveaway is opened to US residents only. You have until  December 12th at 11.59 pm EST to enter.

I was given two bottles of Coffee Mate Peppermint Mocha liquid creamer to use in this recipe. Opinions are all mine. 


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Comments

  1. says

    Beautiful cake Roxana. There is something magical about chocolate and peppermint together in a photo – especially when you take the pictures. I haven’t tried the new flavors yet – because… when I went to the store to pick out some creamer I had very hard of a time deciding on which flavor to ge so I got the kind I always get. I know boring!

  2. says

    Oh, my friend, that cake is gorgeous. You’re a genius to use creamer for flavoring too! I would guess that Sugar Cookie or Pecan Praline would go fastest in our house. I like my coffee black in the morning, but if we ever drink it in the evening, sometimes flavoring it is a nice treat.

  3. says

    Roxana, your cake looks gorgeous, as do your photos (as they always do). Looking at these pics really gets me in the holiday spirit. This is a perfect way to mix chocolate and mint (one of my all time fave flavour combinations).

  4. says

    YUM!!! The cake looks so moist and delish…and adding peppermint bark to the topping makes it irresistible! Thanks for another wonderful Chocolate Party!!!

  5. Suzanne Perazzini says

    A great contribution to your own chocolate party. I have to start thinking how I can do a virtually sugar-free version for my submission. There will be a way if I think long and hard enough.

  6. Kitchen Belleicious says

    i saw this on pinterest girl and I was totally impressed! The picture- the topping the whole idea of the cake is just genius

  7. AJ says

    I’ve tried the Italian Sweet Cream flavor of Coffee Mate and absolutely loved it! I’d like to try out the sugar-free pumpkin spice (and the rest of them too)!
    AJ

  8. says

    Your chocolate peppermint cake is larger than life Roxana!! This is a perfect holiday dessert offering;-) The contrast of the peppermint crushed on the dark chocolate is stunning-beautiful contribution to the chocolate party;-)

  9. The Café Sucré Farine says

    Looks fantastic Roxana and thanks for al the great tips. I would have been one to try to cut it after topping it and would have a mess on my hands!

  10. Cindy Hart says

    LOVE LOVE LOVE Peppermint Mocha. Actually have 2 big bottles in the fridge right now. It is kind of hard to find here and I usually buy a couple of bottles at a time when the grocery store has them.

  11. The Messy Baker says

    Wow, this is one gorgeous cake. I love chocolate and mint together. Yum.

    Hmm, I’d have to choose the eggnog creamer. Love me some nog!

  12. says

    Roxana…what a BEAUTIFUL cake. Square or round, I bet it’s divine. But it does look really pretty as a round cake! Our office often splurges for these flavored creamers but I’ve yet to try any from this holiday series. Looks good! : )

  13. Megans Cookin says

    Such a beautiful cake! I love candy cane stuff at Christmas. I also LOVE the pumpkin spice creamer and use it everyday during the season.

  14. Becca says

    I’m totally addicted to the sugar free Peppermint Mocha, but I’d love to try the sugar cookie version. I’ve heard it’s fantastic!

  15. Connie Beard says

    Connie Cline Beard shared your photo on Facebook. I hope this is the right lihttps://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=440184752715669&set=a.147049305362550.33635.138169702917177&type=1#!/connie.clinebeardnk:

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