Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake

It’s Christmas time and as many of you regular readers know, I’m a huge peppermint fan. So per my pattern of obsessive behavior, here’s another: Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake.

Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake via Bakers Royale

I tend to think everyone needs a few easy and elegant dessert options, especially now in the thick of  holiday crazy. And no, I’m not complaining. I love all the holiday madness. It comes once a year and I look forward to it starting in September.

My only fail so far this season has been when the little guy came to my room and asked me, “Ready for our hot chocolate and Christmas movie, Mom?” Well, my answer of “tomorrow” turned into three days later. Awesome mom fail #200-and-something.

Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake from Bakers Royale

Thankfully, I’ve made it up to him by now and we’ve been enjoying holiday tradition ever since. Although, I usually throw dessert in with mine–and why not? I’m pregnant, so eating for two is in full force (okay, so I don’t really need that excuse other than to justify my extra helping).

Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake by Bakers Royale

Hit the jump here to Better Homes and Garden for my tips and trick to making this recipe.

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this recipe

Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake

Recipe is from Better Homes and Gardens



  • 3/4 cup  butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon  unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 3/4 cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup  malted milk powder
  • 1 teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon  salt
  • 4 ounces  unsweetened chocolate, chopped (2/3 cup)
  • 1 cup  granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup  packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons  vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups  water
  • 1 tablespoon  malted milk powder
  • 1 tablespoon  water
  • 3/4 cup  semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 1/3 cup  butter, cut up
  • 1 tablespoon  light-color corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup  of peppermint candy, coarsely chopped or crushed


Click here for the directions, but be sure to read this post here for tips and tricks.

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  1. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonNorma @ Allspice and Nutmeg says

    You had me at peppermint – one of my favorite flavors. This looks so moist and tender and delicious! Love it.

  2. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    So fun and festive! The holidays are my favorite too!! I just need to get on the peppermint bandwagon! I think this cake has me sold!

  3. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonThisBakerGirlBlogs says

    I’ve got cupboards stocked full of peppermint candy – and now I know what to do with some of them (besides just eat them from the pack, of course). Looks stunning! :)

  4. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    Oh man you totally inspired me to get on the holiday bandwagon! LOL! This is GORGEOUS! I aspire to take photos like this with such a seductive quality! Where can one find malted milk powder? Can I crust up some whoppers? LOL

  5. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonTracy | Pale Yellow says

    Hot chocolate and Christmas movies sounds fantastic! As does this cake, I can’t wait to try out the recipe!

  6. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonCatherine says

    Okay, what am I missing here? The links all go to a recipe for malted chocolate cake. What adjustments are we making to create the chocolate peppermint cake? Wouldn’t just leaving out the malted milk powder affect the cake? Do we add peppermint extract to the cake? Help!

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      Naomi Robinson replied: — December 5th, 2013 @ 1:24 pm

      Catherine – you are not missing anything. :) The link goes to a chocolate cake recipe I used as the base. The malted milk powder is not left out, it’s there. The crushed malted milk chocolate balls were omitted and replaced with the crushed peppermint candy.

      Take a look at this post – I provide tips and tricks for the recipe here:

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        Catherine replied: — December 12th, 2013 @ 9:44 am

        I made the cake for a Christmas party last night and it was a huge hit. My husband just told me it’s even better today. Thanks for the great recipe!

  7. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonKati says

    This looks delicious! What is malted milk powder & how is it different to regular milk powder? Can I substitute the 2? I have regular milk powder in the house already & have no clue where to look for malted milk powder. Suggestions?

  8. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonPeggy says

    I’m making the Chocolate Peppermint Cake. :) Can I just leave out the malted milk powder? Is it for flavor or is it necessary for the cake to turn out right? If so can something else be substituted?

  9. Avatar for Naomi Robinsonwhilehewasout says

    So do I have to be pregnant to be able to eat double of this cake? Looks amazing, so rich and flavorful! Thank you for sharing :)

  10. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonAdi says

    I’m not sure where can i find the malted milk powder can i switch it with something else?
    Thank you :)

  11. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonKm Koesler says

    Oh, thank Google Image Search I finally found your site! Your pic has been hijacked and blocked all over pinterest. I NEEDED this recipe. Thank you for this.

  12. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonKm Koesler says

    My local small town grocery and WM both carry Carnation Malted Milk Powder. You can find it online on the Walmart site if you can’t get it local. I also use it in a chick-fil-a chicken clone recipe. It’s under $4 a jar.

  13. Avatar for Naomi Robinsonsonaly says

    PEPPERMINT CHOCOLATE This is pure delight for your taste buds.

    CHERRY-MINT CHOCOLATE a burst of cherry zest

    Both are great flavour