Peppermint Crunch Layer Cake

  • prep: 2 hr
  • cook: 1 hr
  • total: 3 hr
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  • Summary

    Layers of chocolate cake sandwiched between creamy peppermint frosting, crunchy peppermint candies, and surrounded by a layer of chocolate ganache.

    Ingredients

    • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
    • 1½ cups granulated sugar
    • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 2 tablespoons espresso powder (optional)
    • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
    • ¾ cup whole milk
    • ¾ cup room-temperature water
    • 2 eggs
    • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
    • 2 cups unsalted butter, room temperature
    • 5 cups powdered sugar
    • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
    • 1½ cups bittersweet chocolate
    • 2 teaspoons heavy cream
    • 1½ cups crushed candy canes or peppermint candies

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 12
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 1689 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 42 g 64.93%
    • Saturated Fat: 25 g 124.23%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 113 mg 37.53%
    • Sodium: 918 mg 38.27%
    • Calcium: 185 mg 18.54%
    • Potassium: 157 mg 4.5%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 4 mg 24.63%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 320 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 7 g 28.77%
    • Sugar: 248 g
    • Protein: 15 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 27.5%
    • Vitamin C 0.04%
    • Vitamin D 0.34%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat8
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs18
    • Exchange - Starch3
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total4 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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