Make this chocolate peppermint bundt cake this holiday season!  It’s rich and moist, and full of deep chocolate and cool mint flavor.

Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake: LOVED this cake! So moist and chocolate-y, with lots of cool mint. Perfect treat for the winter holidays! food desserts cake

It’s a brand-new week!  I hope you’re feeling rested, refreshed, and ready to take it on!

We are in high Christmas gear over here at my house.  The holiday baking is officially done, and now I’ve moved on to shopping, wrapping, and decorating.  So many things I need to squeeze in before the big day!  I hope it all comes together perfectly, and everyone in my family (including me!) can enjoy a relaxing and memorable holiday.

Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake: LOVED this cake! So moist and chocolate-y, with lots of cool mint. Perfect treat for the winter holidays! food desserts cake

This chocolate peppermint bundt will definitely be making an appearance on our holiday dessert table!

I’m a HUGE fan of the chocolate peppermint flavor combo.  Honestly, I love it all year ’round, but especially around Christmastime.  There’s something so wintry and comforting about it!

Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake: LOVED this cake! So moist and chocolate-y, with lots of cool mint. Perfect treat for the winter holidays! food desserts cake

This chocolate peppermint bundt cake feeds a big crowd, and it’s so easy to make.  The batter all comes together in one bowl, and you just bake it up, turn it out, and drizzle it with a smooth chocolate ganache.  Sprinkle the top with a few crushed candy canes, for a pretty presentation that just screams “Holiday!”

The texture is moist and rich, and that whisper of cool peppermint balances out the chocolate in the most delicious way.

Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake: LOVED this cake! So moist and chocolate-y, with lots of cool mint. Perfect treat for the winter holidays! food desserts cake

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5 from 3 votes
Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
Total Time
1 hr 45 mins
 

Make this chocolate peppermint bundt cake this holiday season! It's rich and moist, and full of deep chocolate and cool mint flavor.


Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bundt, Cake, candy cane, Chocolate, peppermint
Servings: 16
Calories: 328 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup cake flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 peppermint candy canes, roughly chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat the KitchenAid® Gas Convection Slide-In Range to 350° F, and lightly mist a bundt pan with non-stick spray.
  2. Place the granulated sugar, all-purpose flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, and kosher salt in the bowl of the KitchenAid® Stand Mixer fitted the flat beater. Stir on low speed to combine.
  3. Mix in the butter on low speed, until the mixture resembles moist crumbs. Stir in the eggs until combined.
  4. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl with a silicone spatula, then add the Greek yogurt, vanilla, and peppermint extract. Beat on medium speed for about 90 seconds to aerate the batter and build the cake’s structure.
  5. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan, and bake in the Slide-In Range for 45-55 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted in the thickest part of the cake comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs.
  6. Cool for 20 minutes, then invert the cake onto a serving platter.
  7. Place the chopped chocolate in a medium mixing bowl.
  8. Pour the cream into a saucepan from the KitchenAid® Stainless Steel 10-Piece Set, and place over medium-low heat until just barely beginning to simmer. Pour the hot cream over the chopped chocolate and allow to stand for 3 minutes.
  9. Use a silicone spatula to stir the ganache until smooth. Drizzle the topping over the cooled cake, and garnish with chopped peppermint candy canes.
Recipe Notes

Please visit KitchenAid's blog, The Kitchenthusiast, for step-by-step pictorial.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 328 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 168mg 7%
Potassium 214mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 37g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 23g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 10.5%
Calcium 5.7%
Iron 10.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake: LOVED this cake! So moist and chocolate-y, with lots of cool mint. Perfect treat for the winter holidays! food desserts cake