Chocolate Peppermint Mini Bundt Cakes

Details

Time
1 hour 45 minutes
Skill Level
Beginner
Yields
6 mini cakes

A fun and delicious dessert for any holiday party. A drizzle of peppermint ganache and sprinkling of crushed candy canes makes them super festive!

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
25 minutes
Bake Time
20 minutes
Cool Time
1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1 cup

    granulated sugar

  • 1 cup

    all-purpose flour

  • 1/3 cup
  • 1 tsp

    baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp

    baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp

    kosher salt

  • 1

    egg

  • 1/2 cup

    buttermilk or sour milk*

  • 1/2 cup

    brewed coffee (strong black coffee)

  • 1/4 tsp

    vegetable oil

  • 1/2 tsp

    peppermint extract (pure)

  • 2 Tbsps

    candy canes, crushed (optional)

  • Chocolate Pepperment Ganache

  • 6 Tbsps

    heavy whipping cream

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 

oven
oven
cake pans
cake pans
bowl
bowl
whisk
whisk
mixer
mixer
wire rack
wire rack
microwave-safe bowl
microwave-safe bowl
microwave
microwave
1

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour six mini fluted cake pans or 6-ounce cups. (Nonstick cooking spray with flour may also be used).

2

In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, flour, HERSHEY'S Cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

Add egg, buttermilk, coffee, oil and peppermint extract. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for about two minutes; the batter will be thin.

Fill prepared cake molds about 3/4 full with batter.

3

Bake in preheated oven for 16-20 minutes, or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

4

Cool on wire rack 5 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.

Prepare Chocolate Pepperment Ganache; drizzle over cakes. Garnish with crushed candy canes, if desired.

Tip

To sour milk, add milk to 1-1/2 teaspoons vinegar to make 1/2 cup.

Chocolate Pepperment Ganache:

Place 1 cup HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Baking Chips and 6 tablespoons heavy whipping cream in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave at HIGH an additional 10 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chips are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon pure peppermint extract.

Additional questions?