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Dark Chocolate Peppermint Layered Cake

Dark Chocolate Pepperint Layer Cake
Dark Chocolate Peppermint Layered Cake
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You don't have to be a gourmet chef to make this rich Dark Chocolate Peppermint Layered Cake, but when your guests bite into it, they'll swear you bought it from the local bakery. It is made of a homemade chocolate cake and a thick, dark chocolate ganache, then covered with a creamy, peppermint cream cheese frosting, and topped with candy cane crumbles. This easy Christmas dessert recipe is like eating a chocolate covered candy cane. This cake would be a beautiful focal point at your next holiday party!

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Do you know how to frost a layered cake? Find out just how easy it is:



Chilling Time15 min

Cooking Time40 min

Cooking MethodOven

Cooking Vessel Size9-inch round cake pans

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I just love the combination of dark chocolate and peppermint, and this cake sounds like something I could devour in a single sitting. It's a great holiday treat, though I'd be tempted to make the cake and frosting without the crushed canes for anytime. I appreciate how mistake-proof the recipe is, since I can be a bit klutzy in the kitchen on occasion. Good to read that this recipe is rather hard to completely screw up.

This recipe looks so amazing, and not too difficult. Chocolate and peppermint is a combination that can't be beat, especially at Christmas time! I've never tried making ganache before, so I'm excited to give a whirl! This cake looks so pretty, and no doubt it will taste as good as it looks! Yummy!!!!

Dark chocolate and peppermint --- all my favorite things! I am so excited to make this for Christmas. The additional video tutorial is a great added bonus.

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