***CAKE*** 1 package (1 pound, 2.25 ounce size) devils food cake mix 2 cups sour cream 2/3 cup canola oil 3 eggs 2 tablespoons peppermint liqueur, such as Peppermint Schnapps, or water 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips ***FILLING & FROSTING*** 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, at room temperature 2 cups confectioners' sugar 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract 2 cans (16 ounce size) milk chocolate frosting mini chocolate covered peppermint cream candies, such as peppermint patties, quartered, optional
CAKE: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour 2-8 inch round cake pans.
In bowl at low speed beat cake mix with sour cream, oil, eggs and liqueur until just combined, about 1 minute. Increase speed to medium, beat until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Stir in chocolate chips.
Divide batter between pans. Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on racks 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely on racks.
FILLING: In bowl with mixer on medium speed beat batter until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add sugar, 2 Tbsp water and peppermint extract. Beat until fluffy, about 2 minutes; refrigerate until ready to use.
ASSEMBLY: Place 1 cake layer on serving plate; spread filling over cake to within 1/2 inch of edges. Top with remaining cake layer. Spread top and side with frosting. Garnish with peppermint candies, if desired.
My Father-In-Law LOVES Peppermint Patties - so I made him this recipe last night for his Birthday! What a hit! Not only was it deliciously moist, but it melted in your mouth! It received HIGH ratings from all of my guinea pigs! It made it to my recipe box! - Thank you!
Jul 12, 2006
granny05 Member since: July 12, 2006
I love this cake made this for a group of people and it was in a cake march to raise money. they all shared it. I put peppermints around the outside in 4ths and chocolate curls on top and broken up hard peppermint in-between the layers with chocolate frosting and mousse in the middle. It was a hit.thanks