chocolate peppermint cake with crushed candy canes

Peppermint Mocha Cake


I present to you one of the most Christmas-y looking cakes on my blog! This peppermint mocha cake is minty, chocolatey and candy-cane colored for the holiday season! During winter, one of my favorite drinks is a hot cup of peppermint mocha! So I thought, ‘why not make a cake to capture all those flavors?’! This mocha cake is made with rich and moist chocolate-coffee cake layers. The coffee adds just a light hint of coffee flavor and intensifies the chocolate! I also soak each cake layer with Kahula coffee liqueur for more coffee flavor and to make the cake layers even more moist.

The cake is then frosted with a melt-in-your mouth mint buttercream! I divide the frosting into two batches to make one white and one festive red. And to make this cake even more eye-catching, I added crushed peppermint candy to the sides and top. I love everything about this cake, from the festive holiday colors, to the incredible chocolate and mint flavors. Serve this at your next holiday party to impress your guests!

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Love chocolate and peppermint? Try this ‘Chocolate Peppermint Trifle’ with fluffy peppermint filling next!


This peppermint mocha cake is made with rich and moist chocolate-coffee cake layers, then frosted with a melt-in-your mouth mint buttercream! View Recipe Link

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