This recipe is an ode to my son Gavin. He loves these Peppermint Chocolate Bundts. Why? a.) Gav loves Christmas and these mint sensations scream Christmas, b.) Gav loves to be able to grab it right off the plate, no flatware necessary, and c.) Gav loves cream cheese frosting. He also loves chocolate, candy canes, and….well, he’s just a lover of it all, ok? But honestly, these bundts are easy to serve at parties because they can be passed around or held easily with a napkin. If you prefer to make one big dessert, this totally works as a single large bundt cake, too. Oh, and because I love them all equally, I’ll tell you that my husband’s favorite recipe of the season is the Coffee Flour Mistletoe Cookies, and Liam’s is my version of holiday S’mores. What’s your fave?
THE BUNDT: BATTER, CREAM CHEESE, BATTER, BAKE!
I like to use candy canes better than candy rounds because they seem to crush better. Rope in your favorite little person (in this case: Gav) and place the candy canes in a ziplock on a cutting board under a dish towel. Use a meat mallet or a hammer and start crushin’ it. Have fun sprinkling your new crumbles on top of the peppermint chocolate bundts.
PRESENTING…PEPPERMINT CHOCOLATE BUNDTS
I love this elk with his head on a platter. Add some trees like these from Joann’s, and you can even sprinkle any extra candy canes on the tabletop for a snowy effect. Get cozy and enjoy these Peppermint Chocolate Bundts – I know Gavin will!
Photos by: Maria Hedrick Photography