White chocolate peppermint cake layers with white chocolate peppermint frosting and drip, filled and decorated with crushed peppermint candies.
Tasty Tuesday with Albion Fit
It’s so nice to be back home today, but before I get started in the kitchen, it’s finally time to get this White Chocolate Peppermint Cake up here! I’ve been so excited about this cake since making it last month for today’s Tasty Tuesday over at Albion Fit. Each week they feature a different baker’s tasty treats on their blog, and today’s feature is my new White Chocolate Peppermint Cake.
White Chocolate Peppermint Cake
Two years ago, I made a chocolate peppermint cake with peppermint buttercream and chocolate ganache. It was a total hit and I’ve been dying to make another peppermint cake of some kind but just haven’t gotten around to it until now. (So many cakes, so little time!). This white chocolate peppermint cake is made up of white chocolate peppermint cake layers, using Guittard White Mint Wafers I found at Orson Gygi. The wafers have a subtle but noticeable mint flavor that blends so beautifully with the white chocolate. I also used the wafers in my buttercream and drip to give the cake a little more peppermint flavor. It’s also a plus that the wafers are so white in color too!
The cake itself is a little denser than my Light and Fluffy Vanilla Cake, but not quite as dense as my recent Citrus Cranberry Cake, which definitely has a more poundcake-like texture.
I love how each bite of this cake gives you a good taste of peppermint, but it never feels overpowering, and you still taste the white chocolate.
I used crushed peppermint candies to decorate the sides of the cake, along with some buttercream swirls using the Wilton 1M tip, and real mini ornaments I found at Home Goods. The placemats are also a Home Goods find, while the tablecloth, plates and cake stand are all Target gems.
I used four 6-inch round cake pans, but this recipe could also be made with three 8-inch cake pans. The bake time should stay about the same.
This is the perfect holiday cake and I can’t wait to hear what you think!