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Chocolate-Peppermint Frosting Recipe (Printable)

  • Serves: Enough for 1 Cake
  • Prep Time: 30 to 40 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 cup (8 oz.) Cream Cheese
  • 2 drops 100% Pure Peppermint Oil
  • 6 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Hot Water

Instructions

Step 1: Melt Chocolate Chips on stove. To melt it take a pot and fill it half full with water and then put a bowl in it that won't sink and that can rest on the sides. After doing that melt the Chocolate in it and then set off to the side.

Step 2: Beat together Cream Cheese, Vanilla, Butter, and Peppermint Oil until creamy.

Step 3: Alternately add water and powdered sugar until all is added, beating until smooth.

Step 4: Beat in the Chocolate

The Frosting is finished and isn't it yummy?!

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OXO Good Grips Wooden Spoon Set, 3-Piece

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Don't Forget...

...To make the frosting! The frosting is a big part of the cake as two cups of it go into it, so don't forget to make it... You can't get away with store bought on this one :)

Melting the Chocolate Step 1

Step 1: Melt Chocolate Chips on stove. To melt it take a pot and fill it half full with water and then put a bowl in it that won't sink and that can rest on the sides. After doing that melt the Chocolate in it.

Melting the Chocolate continued

Melting the Chocolate Step 2

Fixing Chocolate that got Water in it

Try not to get any water into it as it can make it seize up so that it is no longer silky anymore. If you do get water into though pour what you can out and then melt a tablespoon of butter and mix that into it. (I learned this trick from Betty Crockers Big Red Cook book.

The Finished Chocolate!

Doesn't it look good?

After you melt the chocolate just set it off to the side as you will need it later on.

Step 2 in making the Frosting

Step 2: Beat together Cream Cheese, Vanilla, Butter, and Peppermint Oil until creamy.

Showing the first ingredients creamed together

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Step 3

Step 3: Alternately add water and powdered sugar until all is added, beating until smooth.

Showing the Frosting with all the Powdered Sugar and Water in it, after it has been beaten until smooth

Add The Chocolate and beat it in!

Step 4: Beat in the Chocolate

The Finished Frosting!

Doesn't it look delicious?

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Chocolate-Peppermint Cake Recipe (printable)

This Cake is Sure to become a BIG favorite among all who eat it, it certainly has at my house!

  • Serves: 12 (depends on how big you make the slices :)
  • Prep Time: 1hr. and a 1/2 (counting time to make frosting)
  • Total Time: 2 hours

This cake the first time I made it everyone loved it and my Dad told me I could make it anytime I want :) ... so he could eat more of it. Its really good though and after you try it you'll probably have people saying to you about the same thing.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Chocolate-Peppermint Frosting (Recipe for it shown above)
  • 1/4 cup softened Butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 3/4 cup half & half
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Instructions

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 F. and Grease and Flour two 9-inch cake pans set aside.

Step 2: Mix 1/4 cup butter into frosting until well mixed.

Step 3: Add eggs one at a time beating each one in well.

Step 4: Beat in all the remaining ingredients until batter is smooth.

Step 5: Pour batter evenly into prepared cake pans bake at 350F for 30 to 40 minutes or until toothpick when inserted into centers of cakes comes out clean.

Step 6: When the cakes come out the oven let them sit for five minutes and then pop them out of them pans and let them sit on racks until completely cool.

Step 7: Frost. Place one cake upside on a plate spread on top of it 1/4 of the frosting then put the second cake on top of that and frost with remainder of the frosting.

Your done, now you can go and eat your delicious cake! Enjoy :)

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Floured Cake Pans

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 F. and Grease and Flour two 9-inch cake pans set aside.

Step 2: In Making the Cake Batter

Step 2: Mix 1/4 cup butter into frosting until well mixed.

Step 3: In making the Cake Batter

Step 3: Add eggs one at a time beating each one in well.

Showing how the batter looks after all three eggs have been added

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Step 4 in making the cake batter

Step 4: Beat in all the remaining ingredients until batter is smooth.

The finished Cake batter!

Step 5

Step 5: Pour batter evenly into prepared cake pans bake at 350F for 30 to 40 minutes or until toothpick when inserted into centers of cakes comes out clean

The Baked Cakes!

Showing Step 6

Step 6: When the cakes come out the oven let them sit for five minutes and then pop them out of them pans and let them sit on racks until completely cool.

Step 7: Frosting the Cake

Step 7: Frost. Place one cake upside on a plate spread on top of it 1/4 of the frosting then put the second cake on top of that and frost with remainder of the frosting.

Spread a 1/4 of the frosting on to the top of the first cake

The Cake Should be..

When the cake is all done it should be soft, moist, and very, very, good!

Put the second cake on top

Now frost the top of the second cake

Now frost the sides!

The Cake, Frosted and Finished!

All Ready to be eaten!

What the inside of it looks like

A Slice of Delicious Chocolate-Peppermint Cake!

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