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Monday, December 14, 2015

Winter Cocoa Cake



     There is nothing quite like the combination of fudge and peppermint.  For some reason it is especially good this time of year.  Whether it is peppermint ice cream with hot fudge or hot cocoa stirred with a candy cane, it is a classic flavor that always put a smile on my face.  I have been experimenting with making cakes from scratch lately and have been having a lot of fun doing it.  So, I thought I would make a cake using this combination.


     There is plenty of white chocolate buttercream sandwiched between two layers of fudgy chocolate cake and topped with crushed candy canes.  You are going to love this cake!  My friend Alli from Tornadough Alli is on vacation this week, so I am sharing the recipe over there.  I hope you hop on over and check it out!



22 comments:

  1. Swoon! This cake looks scrumptious! I love the way you decorated it. It looks so pretty. You're right about the peppermint and fudge. Goes so perfect for this time of year. ;)

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    1. Thanks Michele! I am not good at fancy decorations, but still like for it to have some flare!

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  2. Oh, it looks wonderful, and I'm sure it tastes even better.

    Thank you for linking up! Your post has been pinned to the party's Pinterest board (https://www.pinterest.com/pinteresab/holidays-celebration-2015/).

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  3. Thank you so much for guest posting while we are on vacation. This cake looks absolutely amazing.

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    1. Thanks Alli! I hope you are having a great trip!

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  4. This looks delicious - will go check out the recipe :)

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  5. Carlee that looks fabulous! I adore chocolate and peppermint and this cake is great example of that truly festive combination :) Laura@ Baking in Pyjamas

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    1. Thanks Laura, it was a lot of fun to make! So was the entry for Saturday's post for the Cake Slice Bakers. I can't wait to share that one too!

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  6. Carlee your cake looks absolutely scrumptious! I love the flavors of chocolate and peppermint! It would be the perfect Holdiay dessert! Pinned!

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  7. Looks terrific. I really wish I could bake. Cakes and I equal a mess.

    The Old Fat Guy

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    1. Thank you! Maybe She Who Must Be Obeyed will make one for you ;-)

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  8. I was just thinking today... after all these cookies, I am going to be needing a good cake soon! Perfect!

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    1. Ha! You have to keep your diet balanced ;-)

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  9. I love the combination of cocoa and peppermint too, this cake sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend?!

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  10. This is such a beautiful cake Carlee! This has been featured and pinned at Tasty Tuesday!

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