Candy Cane Chocolate Cake

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If you’re searching for a winter cake to make for an upcoming holiday party, look no further. This chocolaty and minty cake has it all. This candy cane chocolate cake is loaded with flavor. It’s perfect for any Christmas party!

Chocolate Candy Cane Layer CakeNot the sugary sweet overload you often get with these types of desserts. I’m talking about a balanced and sensational blend of flavors that not only delight your pallet but leave you wanting more. It’s the perfect dessert and, as cakes go, it’s very easy to make. This recipe shows you how to make your own cake mix and frosting using essential ingredients that will push the flavor of your cake over the top and have relatives demanding to know where you got it.

This candy cane chocolate cake is loaded with a sensational blend of flavors that leave you wanting more.

Use a Standing Mixer

While you can certainly mix these ingredients by hand, I highly recommend using a standing mixer to cut down on time and make things easier for you. Also, if you are pressed for time, be aware that you will need to allow the cake to cool before decorating it. If you are having your allotted number of guests over this holiday season per your state and local government mandates, give yourself plenty of leeway so you aren’t having to rush at the last minute.

Cake Stuck in the Pan

9 times out of ten, when somebody reads an article about getting the cake out of a pan, that’s because their cake is already stuck and they need a miracle to get it out. If you don’t make kikes all the time, you may not even be aware that this can be a problem until it’s too late. My recommendation is that you apply your cooking spray or grease very liberally to avoid problems sliding the cake out after it’s baked. If you really want to be careful, line the cake pans with parchment paper and then coat with cooking spray. It’s better to be safe than sorry, especially if you don’t have a lot of time for trial and error.

Candy Cane Chocolate Cake

Prep : 10 minutes

Bake time : 25-30 minutes

Decorate time : 15 minutes

Total time : 55 minutes

Ingredients for Cake

  • 3 C flour
  • 1 1/2 C special dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher sal
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 C sour cream
  • 1 C buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 C warm water
  • 1/2 tsp espresso powder
  • 1/2 C canola oil
  • 1 tbsp pure peppermint extract

Ingredients for Frosting

  • 1 1/2 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 1 – 8oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1.2 Hershey special dark cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp pure peppermint extract
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 7 C powder sugar
  • 1/4 C heavy whipping cream
  • Large piping bag with medium star tip
  • Large ice cream scooper
  • 2 C crushed candy canes
  • 8 mini candy canes

This candy cane chocolate cake is loaded with a sensational blend of flavors that leave you wanting more.Directions for Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray three 9 in cake pans with pam baking spray
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the espresso and the warm water until combined
  3. Using your standing mixer, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt until combined
  4. Gradually add in the eggs, sour cream, buttermilk, espresso, oil, and vanilla extract until combined and
  5. Divide the batter between the 3 pans
  6. Place in the oven to bake for 25-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  7. Allow cakes to cool for 20 minutes

This candy cane chocolate cake is loaded with a sensational blend of flavors that leave you wanting more.Directions for Frosting

  1. Using the standing mixer again, beat the cream cheese and butter until combined and smooth
  2. Gradually mix in the cocoa powder, vanilla and salt
  3. Very slowly, beat in the powder sugar until combined
  4. Whisk in the heavy whipping cream until the ice cream is smooth and fluffy
  5. Using the ice cream scooper, scoop out 4-6 scoops of frosting and smooth evenly on one layer of cake
  6. Place another layer of cake on top and spread more frosting
  7. Place the last layer on top and frost the remaining cake with the remaining frosting
  8. Coat the bottom sides of the cake in the crushed candy canes
  9. Scoop remaining frosting into the large piping bag and pipe dollops of frosting around the topThis candy cane chocolate cake is loaded with a sensational blend of flavors that leave you wanting more.
  10. Place a mini candy cane on each dollop
  11. Cut and enjoy!

This candy cane chocolate cake is loaded with a sensational blend of flavors that leave you wanting more.

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