Peppermint Chocolate Cake

Peppermint Chocolate Cake

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Ingredients

  • Chocolate Cake
  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups light brown sugar, packed
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 (8-ounce) container sour cream
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Peppermint Frosting Filling
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream*
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract**
  • Chocolate Ganache
  • 1 (12-ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • Garnish (optional)
  • 1/3 cup peppermint candy melts
  • 1 teaspoon shortening
  • 2-3 candy canes, crushed
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