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Chocolate peppermint candy cane cake with whipped white chocolate ganache

Dessert
6 servings
20 min
45 min
Very Easy

Ingredients

Number of serving: 6
1 box of your favorite chocolate cake mix (best with darker chocolates)

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup granulated sugar

3/4 teaspoon of salt

1 1/3 cup Peppermint Schnapps (or Peppermint Mocha coffee creamer for non-alcoholic version)

1/8 cup vegetable oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon peppermint extract

1 cup sour cream

3 large eggs


INGREDIENTS FOR WHIPPED WHITE CHOCOLATE GANACHE:

(Keep in mind this ganache will need to chill at least 6 hours or overnight so plan accordingly.)

12 ounces Lindt white chocolate, finely chopped

2 cups heavy cream

Preparation

  • Place all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir together with a wire whisk. Add the remaining ingredients and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  • Pour into greased and floured cake pans, filling each pan a little over half full. Lightly tap the pan on counter to bring air bubbles to the top.
  • Bake in preheated 325 F oven until cake tests done. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes and then flip the cakes out of the pans and cool completely.
  • FOR WHIPPED WHITE CHOCOLATE GANACHE:
    Place the white chocolate in the bowl of an electric mixer and set aside. In a small saucepan, bring the cream to a gentil boil over medium heat. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and let it stand for about 1 minute to melt the chocolate, then whisk the mixture until smooth. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 6 hours, or overnight. Using the whick attachment, beat the ganache at medium-high speed until the whisk begins to leave a trail in it and its is the consistency of softely whipped cream. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
  • ASSEMBLE THE CAKE:
    Fill and frost the cake with the whipped ganache.
    Stick the unwrapped candy canes all around the cake. Sprinkle candy cane bits on top of cake for decoration.
    Tie a ribbon around the candy canes on the cake.

Photos

Chocolate Peppermint Candy Cane Cake with Whipped White Chocolate Ganache, photo 1
Chocolate Peppermint Candy Cane Cake with Whipped White Chocolate Ganache, photo 2

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