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Chocolate Candy Cane Cake February 16, 2009

Filed under: Christmas — Kemi @ 8:47 pm
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I just realized that I never posted this recipe.  (Sorry, Rachel!)  Since we’re supposed to wake up to a huge snow storm tomorrow morning, I figure this recipe is still relevant.  🙂





Chocolate Candy Cane Cake


1 package chocolate cake mix

1 package (3.9 oz) Chocolate Instant Pudding

4 eggs

1 container (8 oz.) sour cream

½ cup oil

½ cup water

1 cup chocolate chips

1 tsp. peppermint extract

1 tub (8 oz.) Cool Whip

12-15 small candy canes (about 3/4 cup) crushed



Heat oven to 350.  Lightly grease sheet cake pan.  Beat first 8 ingredients in large bowl with mixer on low speed just until moistened, stopping frequently to scrape side of bowl.  Beat on medium speed 2 minutes.  (Batter will be extremely thick.)  Spoon into prepared pan.


Bake 30-35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool completely.  Frost cake with Cool Whip.  Sprinkle with crushed candy canes just before serving.  Keep refrigerated.



This cake is one of the best I’ve ever made.  I served it at a family dinner, and everyone had at least two pieces, which is unheard of for them.  I altered the original recipe, which can be found here.

I leave you with what I affectionately call, “Aftermath”…

(And that was a BIG cake!)



2 Responses to “Chocolate Candy Cane Cake”

  1. Rachel Says:

    woo-hoo!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! I am so excited about this!!

    And I loved your last post. It made me laugh so hard. Matching napkin crisis?? And pre-school decorating? Oh wow…that sounds pretty darn ridiculous! Way to go for saving the day and doing wonderful things your kids will always remember!

  2. High Hopes Says:


    If you wanted to skip the peppermint extract and have it really minty try using mint chocolate chips. I made some cupcakes with them and it was extremely minty and chocolatey. Yum!

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