Chocolate Mint Cake

Chocolate Mint CakeThere’s something about chocolate and mint that just goes together – like Abbott and Costello or burgers and fries.

And there’s something about mint that definitely tastes Christmas to me.

Dagmar and I jazzed up a plain box cake mix to make this yummy Christmas treat. It was easy to make and looked very festive on the buffet table.

Chocolate Mint Cake

1 box chocolate cake mix (we used a butter recipe)

1 small box of white chocolate pudding mix

1 stick of butter

3 eggs

1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract

1 bag of York Peppermint Patties baking pieces

1/2 cup chocolate chips

3 Tablespoons milk

1/4 cup crushed peppermint candies (ie: candy canes)

Place the cake mix, pudding mix, eggs and soft butter in a large mixing bowl. Mix until well blended. Add the peppermint extract. Stir in the Peppermint Patty baking bits.

Pour into a well greased Bundt pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until a toothpick placed in the center comes out clean.

Cool for 10 minutes on a cooling rack. Remove from Bundt pan and cool completely.

Melt the chocolate chips with the milk in a microwave safe bowl. Slowly drizzle over the cake as a glace. Sprinkle with the crushed peppermints.