Easy chocolate peppermint cake recipe

18 Nov

chocolate peppermint cake - the hungry mum

This is the story of a cake that almost wasn’t eaten. I made this simple chocolate peppermint cake from scratch to take to my friends at the newspaper where I work as a journalist. Then, the next morning, the usual pandemonium to get out the front door ensued and cake got left behind. Poor cake.

So I asked the Hungry Dad to take the cake to his office the next day. But he forgot.

Oh, the lot of this cake.

So, I decided to take it to work – except I was sick.

Rather than letting good cake go to waste I dropped it at my friend slash colleague Merryn’s house so she could take it to the office.

The purpose of this was twofold: I am a cake pusher and have turned everyone in my office into cake junkies. Secondly, I ask for donations for MSF (Doctors Without Borders) in exchange for my baked goods and have managed to raise a whole heap of money for an amazing not-for-profit group. They do life-changing work in some of the world’s most dangerous and inhospitable places and I believe they are all heroes.

So in the end cake was eaten, money was raised, and another cake story comes to an end.

Chocolate peppermint cake

GATHER:

125g melted butter

2 eggs

1/2 cup milk

1/4 cocoa powder

1 cup self-raising flour

3/4 cup caster sugar

dash best vanilla

generous handful chocolate peppermint choc bits

LET’S GET TO IT:

Preheat oven to 170C and grease a ring pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Place everything – except the choc bits – in bowl of electric mixer and beat until smooth and mixture has changed colour.

Stir the choc bits in with a silver spoon until just combined.

Pour into the tin and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a skewer poked into the centre comes out with just a few crumbs attached.

Leave in tin 5 minutes then remove to wire rack to cool.

Dust with sifted icing sugar to serve.

Chocolate peppermint cake recipe. The Hungry Mum

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19 Responses to “Easy chocolate peppermint cake recipe”

  1. DanielaApostol November 18, 2015 at 9:03 am #

    Is it wrong to want to have cake for breakfast? 🙂 this one looks yum!

  2. Lisa @ cheergerm November 18, 2015 at 11:29 am #

    But it’s all for a good cause, right? That cake was made to be eaten.

  3. Heather @ Sweet Precision November 18, 2015 at 1:51 pm #

    I love that you collect donations for MSF. What a wonderful way to put your excellent baking skills to a good cause! I love the idea of peppermint + chocolate for a cake!

  4. Tanushree Ghosh November 18, 2015 at 2:47 pm #

    This is perfection!

  5. lulu November 18, 2015 at 2:47 pm #

    I’m crazy about the flavor of peppermint. Mixed with chocolate, it has to be good.

    • The Hungry Mum November 20, 2015 at 9:09 am #

      Thanks Lulu – to be honest I actually dislike choc peppermint but I seem to be in the minority 🙂

  6. Linda November 18, 2015 at 5:08 pm #

    Ah…the life of a cake…looks like this one had a nice ending! 🙂

  7. Hungry Nonna. November 19, 2015 at 12:11 am #

    A win for everyone.! Delicious cake gets eaten by happy people, and a most deserving charity receives financial assistance. I’m very proud of you, Hungry Mum.

  8. youthfoodblog November 19, 2015 at 5:16 am #

    Another great recipe to try during the holiday season!

  9. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella November 20, 2015 at 1:22 am #

    That’s such a good idea to ask for donations! I’m going to do that as an avowed cake pusher!

    • The Hungry Mum November 20, 2015 at 6:36 am #

      People are happy to give a donation especially to such a wonderful mob as MSF.

  10. hotlyspiced November 20, 2015 at 1:32 am #

    What a saga! I’m so glad the cake was finally eaten and that it didn’t go to waste. ‘Doctors Without Boarders’ is a fantastic charity and it’s wonderful that you support it with your baking and cakes xx

    • The Hungry Mum November 20, 2015 at 6:35 am #

      I know! Weird thing is, I take a cake every day to work and I never forget it. All it took to throw me out was to cut some of my hydrangeas for a friend at work and poor cake got left behind!

  11. Stephanie November 20, 2015 at 1:19 pm #

    Beautiful cake! MSF is such a great organisation.

    • The Hungry Mum November 21, 2015 at 5:54 am #

      Thanks! They do such amazing work, can’t imagine the horror they see on a daily basis.

  12. ChgoJohn November 24, 2015 at 4:58 am #

    That’s a great charity to support. Glad your tasty cake didn’t go to waste and MSF got some much needed funds.

    • The Hungry Mum November 25, 2015 at 1:29 am #

      hey, thanks. I love MSF – I wish I was a doctor so I could do more for them.

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