Sunday, December 11, 2011

Chocolate Peppermint Cake - Holiday Potluck

Chocolate Peppermint Cake adapted from LetHerBake
For the holiday potluck at work, I wanted to bring a good cake with a holiday flair.  I decided holiday flair = peppermint frosting.  The cake was made with no modifications except the addition of 1 teaspoon peppermint extract in the frosting.

I found the frosting to be a bit "wet" at first and had a toppling over incident in the fridge.  Luckily after it got cold, the cake hung together well and even survived the drive to work.  I made it a 3 layered cake since I didn't have any 10" baking pans.  Sorry for no "internal" pictures - cameras are not allowed where I work.

I am now buying my chocolate in bulk chunks from Whole Foods.  The hammer is becoming a common kitchen tool  :)  ...

I have also decided that I am using parchment paper with every cake I bake from now on.  Look at how great these came out of the pan!

I love cakes!!

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