Easy Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake with Homemade Ganache

I am not the greatest baker in the world. I can bake, but I would much rather not spend all of that time in a hot sweaty kitchen. That said, there are times when I really don’t want to take a store bought cake to a party or event. This chocolate peppermint bundt cake is not only delicious, but it’s super easy to make and everyone will think you spent forever in the kitchen making it.


1 box Dark Chocolate Cake Mix (I used Pillsbury Moist Supreme)
3 Eggs (follow box)
1 cup Water (follow box)
1/3 Cup Oil (follow box)
1 tsp Peppermint Extract
8 oz Semi Sweet Morsels
4 oz Heavy Cream
10 Peppermint candies


Step 1: Follow Box directions to mix cake for bundt pan, but add peppermint extract to batter. Bake according to box directions.

Step 2: Place morsels in microwave safe bowl. Add heavy cream. Heat in 30 second increments and then stir until shiny and well blended. If mixture seems too thick add a bit more cream.

Step 3: Drizzle chocolate ganache over cake allowing it to drizzle down sides.

Step 4: Crush peppermint candies in food processor. Sprinkle over chocolate ganache as a garnish.

What delicious treats are you making this holiday season?

Thanks to contributor Jen for this tasty recipe.


  1. We're making a lot of gluten free goodies this holiday for my daughter. Mainly vegan too. This looks so yummy though!! Ahh!

  2. Oh Wow, I don't think I'd want to share that! I just made pumpkin cookies with cream cheese chips the other night for Christmas Eve snacking – my kitchen smelled so good!

  3. Bundt cakes are my favorite. My 4yo gets annoyed that I'm always making "donut" cakes. She keeps asking me to do a regular layered cake.

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