…from the Perspectives’ Kitchen
How you doin’? While they may look a little complicated because of the intricate designs of some pans, every baker loves the simplicity of a Bundt cake. It doesn’t require heavy frostings or complicated layers. It simply bakes in a single Bundt pan and emerges with a decorative built-in design that’s easy to slice and ready to eat. It’s the ultimate snack cake, and yet at its best, it’s a scrumptious dessert and pretty enough to complement most any meal.
This Chocolate Peppermint Topped Bundt Cake is the richest of chocolate cakes—pleasingly dense thanks to the full-fat sour cream. It’s topped with a peppermint-laced white chocolate glaze and crushed peppermint candies. The glaze delightfully hardens like a thin peppermint bark, topped with a cool and crunchy surprise.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Bake time: 50 to 55 minutes
Cool time: 10 to 15 minutes
Frosting prep time: 10 minutes
Yield: 12 to 16 servings
For the cake
2 sticks unsalted butter, chopped
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, plus 1 tablespoon for the baking pan
1 cup water
2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract I prefer Nielsen-Massey
1 cup sour cream
2 cups all-purpose flour
For the topping:
8 ounces white chocolate (I prefer Guittard)
1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon pure Peppermint Extract (we tested with Nielsen-Massey)
1/4 cup crushed left-over candy canes
To make the cake
To make the topping
ChefSecret: The sour cream not only contributes to a tender, moist crumb, it also cuts the sweetness just a bit. And we’re not kidding about the density of the chocolate cake! Pair it with a glass of milk or a cup of black coffee.
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