Peppermint Glazed Chocolate Cake

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!


Thanks so much to Julie for sharing this wonderful recipe with us! Be sure to visit Julie at Less than Perfect Life of Bliss ~ here are a few posts you won’t want to miss . . .

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  1. Thanks so much for all the sweet words, Laurie! I’m thrilled to be invited as your guest here! Merry Christmas to you and your readers!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing Julie! Can’t wait to make it. 🙂

  3. Wow. Beautiful and easy? And made with stuff I keep in my pantry? Thank you for an early Christmas present!!!!

  4. Elizabeth Vogelsberg says:

    Will be making this on Sunday to bring to the daycare provider on Monday.


  5. Heather Morin says:


    That looks wonderful. Going to make it for my daughter’s teacher’s at school.

    I may be missing it but is there anywhere you can just hit ‘print’ and the directions will come out? A little technically challenged here 😉

    Thanks so much,

  6. Hi Heather! Click the green button that says “print friendly” just under the post and it will give you a pop up to print. Hope that helps!

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