Chocolate peppermint candy cane cake with whipped white chocolate ganache

6 servings
20 min
45 min
Very Easy


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


(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


  • 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.
    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.
    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.


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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