Chocolate Peppermint Dream Cake Recipe

Indulge in Chocolate Peppermint Dream Cake 🍭🍫

Dive into the decadent world of chocolate and peppermint with this irresistible Chocolate Peppermint Dream Cake. Perfect for any celebration or special occasion, this cake will surely satisfy your sweet cravings and leave your taste buds tingling with delight! Enjoy every heavenly bite! 🍭🍫


For the Cake:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 5 oz dark chocolate, chopped
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs

For the Icing:

  • 1 ½ cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¾ teaspoon pure peppermint extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 7 cups powdered sugar


  1. Preheat and Prepare:
    • Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter two 8-inch round cake pans and line the bottom with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients:
    • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Prepare Chocolate Mixture:
    • In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine water and sugar. Bring to a boil and stir until sugar dissolves, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and add chocolate and butter, stirring occasionally, until melted.
    • Whisk in vegetable oil and vanilla extract. Quickly beat in eggs into the chocolate mixture until combined.
  4. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients:
    • Whisk in dry ingredients into the chocolate mixture until smooth.
  5. Bake:
    • Divide batter evenly between prepared pans and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
    • Let cakes cool in pans until cool to the touch.
  6. Prepare Frosting:
    • Cream butter and shortening in a stand mixer. Add vanilla, peppermint extract, and salt. Gradually add powdered sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed.
  7. Assemble and Frost:
    • Assemble the two cake layers with a thick layer of frosting in between the layers. Frost the cake as desired.
  8. Serve and Store:
    • Store in an airtight container at room temperature until ready to serve. (With no milk in the frosting, it does not need to be stored in the refrigerator.)

Nutritional Information (Per Serving):

  • Serving: 1 slice
  • Calories: 849kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 126g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Fat: 38g
  • Saturated Fat: 22g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10g
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 110mg
  • Sodium: 518mg
  • Potassium: 158mg
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 105g
  • Vitamin A: 964IU
  • Calcium: 69mg
  • Iron: 3mg

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