Peppermint Party Cake

Peppermint Cake Recipe
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Decorate this peppermint chocolate layer cake as desired for a festive holiday party, birthday celebration or any other special occasion.
45 min
Prep Time
2:00
Total Time
16 servings

Ingredients

Cake

2 cups
all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon
baking soda
1/2 teaspoon
baking powder
1/2 teaspoon
salt
1 1/2 cups
sugar
3/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
4 (1-ounce) squares
unsweetened baking chocolate, melted, cooled slightly
3
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
1 teaspoon
peppermint flavoring
1 1/3 cups
water

Frosting

1/3 cup
Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream
6 (1-ounce) squares
white baking chocolate, chopped
4 1/2 cups
powdered sugar
1 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon
peppermint flavoring

Decorations

Assorted candies, decorator sugars, crushed hard peppermint candies, if desired

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 2 (9-inch) round baking pans; set aside.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in bowl; mix well. Set aside.
  3. Combine sugar and 3/4 cup butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add cooled chocolate, eggs and 1 teaspoon peppermint flavoring continue beating, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Add flour mixture alternately with water, beating at low speed until well mixed.
  4. Divide batter evenly between prepared pans. Bake 27-33 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; run knife around inside of pan to loosen cake edges. Invert onto cooling racks; cool completely.
  5. Combine whipping cream and white chocolate in bowl. Microwave 45-55 seconds. Stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Refrigerate 15 minutes.
  6. Combine white chocolate mixture and all remaining frosting ingredients in bowl. Beat at low speed until well mixed. Beat at high speed until frosting is creamy.
  7. Place 1 cake layer bottom-side up onto cake plate; trim to make flat surface, if necessary. Frost top with about 1 cup frosting. Top with second cake layer, bottom-side down. Frost entire cake, reserving 1/2 cup frosting for piping. Place reserved frosting into pastry bag fitted with large star tip. Pipe frosting onto top of cake in decorative design. Decorate with candy, if desired.
  8. Store covered until serving time up to 1 day.

Recipe Tips

- Baking spray that includes flour is available in the baking section. It works great when a recipe calls for greasing and flouring pans.

- When inverting cake onto cooling racks; invert cake and let cake sit a few minutes to loosen and fall from pan. Tap top of pan with wooden spoon to help cake loosen and fall. Be careful when inverting cakes to prevent cracking.

- To frost cake like a pro; apply a very thin layer of frosting all over the cake. Let set to dry. Then frost entire cake with remaining frosting. The first layer will seal the cake and make it crumb free.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
560
Cholesterol
100mg
Carbohydrates
73g
Protein
5g
Fat
30g
Sodium
360mg
Dietary Fiber
2g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

One of the best frostings I have ever made.

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