This is a guest post from my friend Julie at Less-Than-Perfect Life of Bliss, and I can’t even begin to tell you what a blessing it is to have her helping out with tonight’s seventh day of our 12 Days of Christmas Baking series! I met Julie and her sister Amy a few months ago at a blogging conference and she was so sweet, and when I checked out her blog I fell in love.
Julie loves Jesus and her family, has quite possibly the most beautiful home I’ve ever seen, and was sweet enough to help me out a recipe this week. Be sure to check her out on Facebook and Pinterest, and visit her at Less-Than-Perfect Life of Bliss blog as well!
Merry Christmas, everyone! I’m Julie from
Less-Than-Perfect Life of Bliss, and I’m excited to be a part of Laurie’s 12 Days of Christmas Baking! If you’ve read my blog, you know I’m a fan of easy, yet delicious recipes, and this cake is the perfect example of that.
With the busy-ness of the season, it’s no time to
reinvent the wheel, so this recipe starts with a basic chocolate boxed cake, baked according to package directions. I baked mine in a bundt pan, but it could also work as a layer cake.
Once the cake is baked and cooled, it’s time for the fun part. Continuing with the easy theme, scoop out some chocolate fudge frosting into a bowl and microwave it until is just barely melted.
Then, carefully pour the melted frosting evenly over the cake, letting flow down the sides a little.
Then, place the cake in the fridge to harden the
frosting while you mix up the peppermint glaze.
The easy peppermint glaze is made from just a few ingredients
1 cup powdered sugar
1 to 2 Tbsp milk
1/2 tsp peppermint extract
1/2 cup crushed candy canes
In a small bowl, just mix up the powdered sugar
and milk until it becomes a thick glaze. Then, just add the peppermint
Then, just drizzle it over the cake, sprinkle on the
candy canes, and enjoy!