Saturday, December 17, 2011

Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake

Tis the season to eat lots of crap!  How in the world can you legitimately AGAIN make your New Year’s resolution to lose weight, if you don’t do what you can to gain as much weight as humanely possible before the New Year?  You just can’t!  Here’s any easy dessert recipe that is perfect for this time of year.  Never underestimate the ability to jazz up a box of cake mix.  

Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake (

1 package devil’s food cake mix
½ cup sugar
1 (3.9 ounce) package chocolate instant pudding mix
1 cup vegetable oil
4 large eggs
1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 ½ to 2 tablespoons milk
½ cup coarsely crushed hard peppermint candies

Heavily grease and flour a 12 cup Bundt pan.  Set aside.

Combine first 7 ingredients in a large mixing bowl.  Beat at low speed with an electric mixer just until combined.  Beat at high speed 2 minutes.  Pour batter in prepared pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool in pan on a wire rack 15 minutes; remove from pan, and cool on wire rack.

Place cake on serving plate.  Stir together powdered sugar and enough milk to make glaze a good drizzling consistency.  Drizzle glaze over cake, and sprinkle with crushed candies.

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