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Peppermint Bark Snack Cake

This easy Peppermint Bark Snack Cake is the perfect one bowl Christmas cake recipe you’ve been looking for! This easy and festive holiday cake is a simple one bowl chocolate cake, topped with a white chocolate peppermint buttercream, and crushed candy canes.

If you’re looking for more holiday cakes, try my Christmas Lights Snack Cake, Spiked Eggnog Cake, or my Frosted Gingerbread Banana Bread.

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Why You'll Love This Recipe

Sometimes holiday baking can seem so tedious with decorating, piping bags, tiny sprinkles, and all that stuff. And, if you know me, then you know I rarely decorate things super festively because you’re just going to eat it!

Sometimes it’s fun to spend time decorating something, but for the most part, I just want an easy and festive holiday cake or cookie. And this one bowl Christmas cake recipe is perfect for those days when you want to make something festive but also want something simple.

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This Peppermint Bark Snack Cake is a moist chocolate cake that I bake in a 9 x 9-inch baking pan. Once it cools, I top it with a white chocolate peppermint buttercream frosting, and I sprinkle it with crushed candy canes. That’s it! This easy and festive holiday cake recipe is one that everyone will love.

I used my Braun MultiQuick Hand Blender for this recipe, as this is a one bowl Christmas cake recipe. So, you can use this blender, a hand blender, or even your stand mixer. Hey, you could even use a bowl and a spoon! That’s what this one bowl Christmas cake recipe is all about – ease!

peppermint bark snack cake, one bowl Christmas cake recipe, easy and festive holiday cake
peppermint bark snack cake, one bowl Christmas cake recipe, easy and festive holiday cake

If you’re looking for a Christmas gift for a baker in your life, I will say that the Braun MultiQuick Hand Blender is a great one! I’ve used this to make my Broccoli Cheddar Soup and my Avocado Oil Chocolate Cake!

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Ingredients for Peppermint Bark Snack Cake

Costco Kirkland Organic Cane Sugar

Homemade Organic Cake Flour

NuNaturals Organic Dutch Cocoa Powder

La Tourangelle Organic Canola Oil

Organic Valley Grassmilk

Organic Valley Large Eggs

Simply Organic Vanilla Extract

Organic Valley Salted Butter

Wholesome Organic Powdered Sugar

Artisan Kettle Organic White Chocolate Chips

Frontier Co-Op Organic Peppermint Flavor

YumEarth Organic Candy Canes

peppermint bark snack cake, one bowl Christmas cake recipe, easy and festive holiday cake

Why Organic

Why use organic ingredients in this recipe? You all know I’m a huge organic advocate, and I bet you may be thinking sometimes, Why would I even bother to use organic ingredients in something that is so sweet and indulgent? But, that is the exact reason why you should use organic ingredients! Sweet things need to have flavor in order to be good, otherwise they are just sweet and they don’t taste like much else. Organic ingredients are more pure than conventional ones, therefore they actually have more flavor than the non organic options. Say it with me, organic means more flavor! And not just more flavor but a more true and pure flavor. And organic ingredients are much healthier for you to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.

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Peppermint Bark Snack Cake

Recipe by MimiDifficulty: Easy
Makes

9

servings

This easy and festive holiday cake comes together in no time! This one bowl Christmas cake recipe makes holiday baking simple and fun!

Ingredients

  • Batter
  • 215 grams (3/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons) organic cane sugar

  • 212 grams (1 1/2 cups) organic cake flour

  • 57 grams (2/3 cup) organic Dutch cocoa

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt

  • 1/2 cup organic canola oil

  • 1/2 cup organic milk

  • 2 organic large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract

  • Icing
  • 1/2 cup (113 grams) organic salted butter, softened

  • 284 grams (2 cups) organic powdered sugar, sifted

  • 85 grams (1/2 cup) organic white chocolate, melted

  • 2 tablespoons organic milk

  • 1 teaspoon organic peppermint flavor

  • Topping
  • Organic candy canes

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9 x 9-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  • To make the batter: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or using a hand mixer), add the cane sugar, cake flour, cocoa, baking powder, and sea salt. Swirl together to combine.
  • Add in the canola oil, milk, eggs, and vanilla extract and mix on low until combined into a smooth batter. Transfer to the prepared baking pan and spread out evenly.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely in the cake pan.
  • To make the frosting: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or using a hand mixer), add the butter, powdered sugar, and peppermint flavor. Mix on low until combined, then speed up to high and mix until light and fluffy, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Top the cake with the frosting and spread evenly. Top with crushed candy canes.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Recipe Video

Notes

  • Gluten Free — Replace the cake flour with 212 grams (1 1/3 cups) organic gluten free flour blend.
  • High Altitude — Bake at 350°F for 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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