Chocolate Peppermint Cake – rich, dark chocolate peppermint cake layers with peppermint buttercream.
It’s another classic seasonal flavor turned into cake today! This Chocolate Peppermint Cake is a favorite around here, and I think it will be in your home too!
Chocolate Peppermint Cake
I’ve used my go-to chocolate cake recipe with a little peppermint extract. It’s one of the easiest recipes to whip up. You’ll mix your dry ingredients, then your wet ingredients, and the combine them all. Remember, once you start adding the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, your mixer should be on low speed. You only need to stir until the dry ingredients are incorporated into the wet ingredients. Over-mixing your batter is one of the main reasons your cake sinks in the center. I only mix my batter for about 30 seconds. Then I scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl, and mix again for another 10 to 20 seconds.
Same goes for the frosting. This is my go-to whipped vanilla frosting with peppermint extract. The cake and frosting alone have a great peppermint flavor, but if you want to add a little texture to the cake, break up some candy canes or peppermint bark to add between the layers. They’ll make great decorations for the top of your cake, as well.