Easy Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake with Homemade Ganache

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I am not the greatest baker in the world. I can bake, but I would much rather not spend all of that time in a hot sweaty kitchen. That said, there are times when I really don't want to take a store bought cake to a party or event. This chocolate peppermint bundt cake is not only delicious, but it's super easy to make and everyone will think you spent forever in the kitchen making it.

INGREDIENTS:



1 box Dark Chocolate Cake Mix (I used Pillsbury Moist Supreme)
3 Eggs (follow box)
1 cup Water (follow box)
1/3 Cup Oil (follow box)
1 tsp Peppermint Extract
8 oz Semi Sweet Morsels
4 oz Heavy Cream
10 Peppermint candies

DIRECTIONS:


Step 1: Follow Box directions to mix cake for bundt pan, but add peppermint extract to batter. Bake according to box directions.



Step 2: Place morsels in microwave safe bowl. Add heavy cream. Heat in 30 second increments and then stir until shiny and well blended. If mixture seems too thick add a bit more cream.



Step 3: Drizzle chocolate ganache over cake allowing it to drizzle down sides.


Step 4: Crush peppermint candies in food processor. Sprinkle over chocolate ganache as a garnish.





What delicious treats are you making this holiday season?

Thanks to contributor Jen for this tasty recipe.

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15 comments

  1. We're making a lot of gluten free goodies this holiday for my daughter. Mainly vegan too. This looks so yummy though!! Ahh!

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  2. Ooh, that looks awesome! I should make it to take to the family potluck meal after Christmas.

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  3. Oh Wow, I don't think I'd want to share that! I just made pumpkin cookies with cream cheese chips the other night for Christmas Eve snacking - my kitchen smelled so good!

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  4. Well, that looks utterly gorgeous!

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  5. Not only does it sound delicious, it looks beautiful! :)

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  6. This looks great and perfect for the season.

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  7. That looks delicious!! I love chocolate and peppermint!

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  8. I hardly do peppermint, but that sounds amazing, nonetheless!

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  9. Looks yummy! I made gingerbread cookies and brownies this year.

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  10. Wow! That cake looks so freaking delicious!

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  11. I love anything with chocolate & peppermint! I could eat it everyday.

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  12. Bundt cakes are my favorite. My 4yo gets annoyed that I'm always making "donut" cakes. She keeps asking me to do a regular layered cake.

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