The making of this Peppermint Chocolate Cake is straightforward, with a boost from peppermint essence and green food colouring.
Additionally, an interesting bit about this recipe I am sharing is the use of a tangy and refreshing sour cream peppermint frosting. My inspiration for this frosting stems from my dislike towards overly sweet peppermint bakes. This is especially so if it’s overly sweet as it makes the bake tastes “artificial”.
For starters, this cake is an one-bowl recipe which requires simple mixing. In my cake, I added Bulla sour cream for a more tender texture and moist finish. However, you could also substitute using buttermilk, milk or just yogurt!
Then, for the frosting, I used sour cream as well to give it a more tangy finish. Of course, you could also use a simple buttercream frosting with peppermint essence. For reference, you can use this recipe and substitute the cocoa powder for icing sugar. Then, add in peppermint essence and green colouring.
Without further ado, the recipe!