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Double Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Peppermint Ganache
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Cooling Time
10 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

This easy Double Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Peppermint Ganache is sure to WOW your family this holiday season! It's rich, moist and chocolatey with just the perfect amount of peppermint flavor.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bundt cake, chocolate, peppermint, holidays, Christmas
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 253 kcal
Author: MaryAnn Dwyer
Bundt Cake
  • 1 15-oz. box Duncan Hines Classic Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix, do not make according to package directions
  • 1 3.4-oz. box chocolate instant pudding mix
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (one stick) butter, melted
  • 1 cup water
Chocolate Peppermint Ganache
  • 6-oz. semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, more if needed until you get to drizzling consistency
  • 1/4 tsp. peppermint extract
  • 1/8 tsp. vanilla extract
  • crushed candy canes, for garnish, if desired
Bundt Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously spray bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray with flour.

  2. In a large bowl, beat cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, melted butter and water with a hand mixer until smooth and well combined. Pour the batter into the prepared pan smoothing the top and bake until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean, about 40-45 minutes. Let the cake cool for 10 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack to totally cool.

Chocolate Peppermint Ganache
  1. Add the chocolate to a large heatproof bowl. In a small saucepan, bring the cream to a boil. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and let stand for 4-5 minutes, then whisk slowly until smooth. Whisk in the peppermint and vanilla extracts. Pour ganache evenly over the cooled cake. Sprinkle with crushed candy canes.

Nutrition Facts
Double Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Peppermint Ganache
Amount Per Serving
Calories 253 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 117mg39%
Sodium 124mg5%
Potassium 132mg4%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 587IU12%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.