Sweet dreams : peppermint mocha cake

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Peppermint Mocha Cake is just what you need to welcome the new year. Happy 2013!


5 eggs
1 cup oil
1 cup sour cream
splash of good vanilla
1/2 cup milk

1 box moist chocolate cake mix
1 Tb instant coffee

1 cup powdered sugar
1 Tb instant coffee
3 Tb hot water
3 candy canes


Step 1:

Preheat oven to 350*F

Step 2:

Blend wet ingredients. Add instant coffee, then cake mix until just incorporated.

Step 3:

Pour batter into greased bundt pan and bake for about 25-30 minutes, until your kitchen smells like hot chocolate.

Step 4:

Take cake out of oven, do a toothpick-test and let it cool in the cake pan for about 10 minutes.
Then, turn onto a rack and allow it to cool completely.

Step 5:

Dissolve the instant coffee in a bit of hot water, then add to the powdered sugar. Drizzle over the cake, allowing it to glide down the sides.

Step 6:

Put 2 candy canes into a plastic bag and use the bottom of a small metal pot to bash them to small bits.

Step 7:

Sprinkle crushed candy canes on top of the cake and serve!

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