Chocolate Candy Cane Bundt Cake Recipe

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If you are looking for the perfect cake to make on this or any other festive season, then I believe you’ve just found it.

This chocolate candy cane Bundt cake is a perfect treat for the holidays. It has a rich chocolate taste with an inkling of peppermint and a sprinkle of candy canes at the top.

When I was young, my mom would bake this cake on Christmas. We would all go nuts over it, always trying to sneak into the kitchen for a quick savory bite.

Without much talking, let me go over how to bake chocolate candy cane Bundt cake.

Equipment Needed for Chocolate Candy Cane Bundt Cake Recipe

  • Teaspoons
  • Cups
  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk or mixer
  • Bundt pan
  • Tablespoons
  • Small-sized bowl
  • Palette knife or butter knife

Ingredients Needed for Chocolate Candy Cane Bundt Cake Recipe

  • Sugar (2 cups)
  • Powdered sugar (2 cups)
  • Peppermint extract (1/2 teaspoon)
  • Baking powder (one and a half teaspoons)
  • Baking soda (one and a half teaspoons)
  • All-purpose flour (one and three-quarter cups)
  • Milk (1 cup for baking and 1 or 2 tablespoons for frosting)
  • Vanilla essence or extract (one and a half teaspoons)
  • Cocoa powder (1 cup)
  • Eggs (3)
  • Hot water (1 cup)
  • Crushed candy canes (1/4 cup)
  • Salt (1 teaspoon)
  • Vegetable oil (1/2 cup)

Chocolate Candy Cane Bundt Cake Recipe

  1. Transfer the flour into a mixing bowl, and mix it with your salt, cocoa powder, and baking soda. Add all the other dry ingredients and keep stirring until you achieve a consistent pale brown color.
  2. Add your milk, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla extract, and stir with a mixer or whisk. Gradually add the hot water and continue mixing until you achieve a smooth, brown, and thin batter.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius.
  4. Grease the Bundt pan with some vegetable oil. Cover the oil with one or two tablespoons of cocoa powder or flour layer.
  5. Pour the prepared batter into the Bundt pan and transfer it to the oven. Bake at 180 degrees Celcius for 30 to 35 minutes.
  6. To check if the cake is ready, try inserting a butter knife or toothpick into the base. It should still be clean when you pull it out.
  7. Time to prepare the frosting as you wait for the cake to cool.
  8. Transfer the powdered sugar, peppermint extract, and frosting milk to a small-sized bowl. Whisk the three until you get a smooth consistency.
  9. The goal should be to have a slightly thick white glaze. You can add more milk to thin it or powdered sugar to thicken it.
  10. Pour the glaze on the cake. Spread it with a butter knife, if necessary.
  11. Sprinkle the crushed candy canes at the top.
  12. Serve and enjoy. Store it at room temperature once you serve everyone.

How to Cook Chocolate Candy Cane Bundt Cake Recipe

Thank you for reading this post, and I hope you enjoy the cake. Try preparing it for your family, and feel free to make this cake your festive tradition.