This Peppermint Chip Layer Cake is made with a super moist and fluffy peppermint cake and peppermint chip frosting. The candy wreath decoration on top is super fun and makes it perfect for the holidays!

This Peppermint Chip Layer Cake is made with a super moist and fluffy peppermint cake and peppermint chip frosting. The candy wreath decoration on top is super fun and makes it perfect for the holidays!

This cake is going to be a big hit in your holiday parties. So soft, fluffy and moist and the perfect amount of peppermint flavor.

To start off making the cake layers, you’ll want to cream the butter and sugar. The better the butter and sugar are creamed together, the fluffier your cake. Added to the butter and sugar are the peppermint extract and sour cream. Sour cream lends a wonderful bit of flavor and adds so much moisture to a cake. Next are the egg whites, which also lend a very soft cake.

Serves: 12-14 Slices

Ingredients:

Peppermint Cake

  • 3/4 cup (168g) unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1 1/2 cups (310g) sugar
  • 3/4 cup (173g) sour cream (room temperature)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp (10ml) peppermint extract
  • 6 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cups (325g) all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp (15g) baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) milk (room temperature)
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) water (room temperature)

Peppermint Chip Frosting

  • 1 1/2 cups (336g) salted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups (284g) shortening
  • 11 1/2 cups (1323g) powdered sugar
  • 4-5 tbsp (60-75ml) water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp peppermint extract
  • 3/4 cup peppermint pieces

Red White Chocolate Ganache

  • 5 oz white chocolate chips
  • 3-4 tbsp (90-105ml) heavy whipping cream
  • Red gel icing color

Decoration

  • Candy cane Hershey kisses
  • Peppermints
  • Cadbury chocolate balls
  • White chocolate peppermint M&Ms
  • Peppermint pieces

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