chocolate peppermint cake with crushed candy canes

Peppermint Mocha Cake (video)

My 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, peppermint buttercream and garnished with candy canes. It’s the perfect Christmas cake to celebrate the season!

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How It’s Made!

I start my Peppermint Mocha Cake with rich and decadent chocolate cake layers. They’re made with a combination of chocolate, cocoa and a touch of coffee. The coffee adds just a light hint of coffee flavor and intensifies the chocolate! The layers turn out moist and delicious! I also soak each cake layer with Kahula coffee liqueur for more coffee flavor and to make the cake layers even more moist.

Peppermint Buttercream

The mocha cake is then frosted with a melt-in-your mouth peppermint buttercream! I love this buttercream for Christmas! To make the cake really stand out, 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!

red and white candy cane mocha cake for Christmas

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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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