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Print This Delicious and Healthy Peppermint Chocolate Cake Recipe

Peppermint Chocolate Cake Recipe

Chocolate and peppermint is a classic combination. When paired together in this rich chocolate cake, they make a delightfully festive dessert.

6 Peppermint tea bags
2 medium Eggs, separated
3 oz. Baker's chocolate
2 cups Sugar
2 cups Flour
1 cup Water
1/2 cup Butter, salted
1/2 cup Plain yogurt
1 tsp Baking soda
1 tsp Baking powder

Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~
Pan Type ~ 13 x 9 inch cake pan
Preheat the oven.

Boil the cup of water in a small saucepan and add the peppermint tea bags.
Remove from heat and leave for 5 minutes.
Remove the tea bags, squeezing excess liquid into the pan.
Return the tea to a boil.
Place the chocolate and butter in a large bowl, then pour hot peppermint tea over the top.
Whisk until melted, then stir in sugar and egg yolks.
In another bowl, mix the baking soda and yogurt.
Add to the chocolate and butter batter, mix thoroughly.
Sift the flour and baking powder into the batter, mix well.
In another bowl whip the egg whites until stiff, then fold them into the batter.
Pour Peppermint Chocolate Cake batter into a large baking pan and bake.
Remove from oven.
Serve peppermint cake warm and enjoy.

Serves 12
Nutrition facts:
Serving Size 109 g
Calories 326
Calories from Fat 110
Total Fat 12.2g 19%
Saturated Fat 7.5g 37%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 177mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 52.2g 17%
Dietary Fiber 1.6g 6%
Sugars 34.1g
Protein 4.7g
Vitamin A 6% • Vitamin C 0% • Calcium 5% • Iron 10%



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When Baking with Butter:

Room temperature butter in the cake batter is one of the biggest cake baking mistakes. In fact, butter must be below 68° to trap air molecules and build structure. Otherwise, the fat will liquefy and the cake will be flat. To get “cool” butter, cut the chilled butter into chunks and let it sit in a bowl for 5 minutes before beating.

When Mixing Cake Batter:

You cannot over beat the eggs, sugar and butter, but you can over beat the flour. If you do, gluten will form and you will be making a quick bread instead of layer cake. Beat the flour just until there are no visible signs of dry flour, but not until the batter is completely smooth.

Cake Flour:

Cake flour is milled from soft wheat that has a lower gluten content and higher starch content than all-purpose flour. It helps to ensure a fluffy texture in cakes and pastries. A substitute for cake flour is to use all-purpose flour, but reduce the amount by 2 tablespoons per cup.

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