Dark Chocolate Cake with White Chocolate and Peppermint Buttercream

For chocolate lovers who can’t decide between white and dark chocolate we have this outrageously delicious dark chocolate cake with a white chocolate peppermint buttercream. Grab the recipe here.


  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3cups flour
  • 3cup dutch processed cocoa
  • 1teaspoons baking powder
  • 1teaspoons baking soda
  • teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs plus one yolk
  • cup milk
  • 1cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup of boiling water with one teaspoon of espresso powder stirred in


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease and flour two 9 inch round baking pan.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the dry ingredients.
  4. Add eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla; beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  5. Stir in boiling coffee water by hand (batter should be thin).
  6. Divide the mixture into the prepared pans.
  7. Bake 30 to 35 minutes for round 9-inch pans, 35 to 40 minutes for rectangular pan or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. (Do not use 8-inch pans or the batter will overflow.)
  8. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pans and placing on wire racks.

White Chocolate Peppermint Buttercream

  • 6 sticks of unsalted butter
  • 3lb confectioners sugar
  • 300 grams of white chocolate (melted and cooled)
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • (Optional: finely chopped peppermint patties)


  1. Place the butter into the bowl of a stand mixer and beat at medium-low speed until pale.
  2. Slowly add confectioners sugar one cup at a time until combined and then turn up the speed to medium.
  3. Add in melted chocolate and milk and peppermint extract and beat for 5 minutes until silky smooth.

To Assemble

Torte each cake into two even layers. Place a layer of cake on a cardboard round and spread over an even layer of buttercream. Spinkle over some finely chopped peppermint patties and continue until all layers have been added. Crumb coat the cake with buttercream before adding a final layer. For added glam, pour over a chocolate drizzle and decorate with holiday candies.


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