Fudgy Peppermint Stick Torte
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + chilling
WOW! Loved it!! Its always good to make it at chrismas with a cup of homemade hot chocolate...
I brought this cake to my family's Christmas dinner. Everyone really loved it. I actually made half the cake recipe and one third of the frosting recipe so it was a smaller cake but it turned out great! Thank you for the recipe.
I made this cake at the request of a friend for her daughter's birthday. As soon as I saw it was a Taste of Home recipe I knew it would be good, I can always trust them as a source of good recipes!I have made plenty of cakes from scratch before so I wasn't too intimidated. I hadn't made frosting quite like this before so I was a bit worried about the texture of the cream cheese and folding the whipped cream in. I think the key is to have a super smooth cream cheese mixture before adding the whipped cream, it turned out delicious. The cake itself was huge and I had quite a bit of frosting leftover but it didn't go to waste, it was delicious with pretzels dipped in it and even better when added to a cup of hot cocoa. A definite show stopper cake that I will make again.
Its my favoriate cake .
Rave reviews in the teachers' room! However, just a few tips to those who may not be expert bakers: 4.5 cups of heavy cream is over one quart of liquid; directions say "small bowl", but it will fill up a KitchenAid Mixer. I only had 3 cake pans for some reason but divided batter among them...cake still came out beautiful and delicious. Not as labor intensive as it seems.
Made for a staff Christmas party. Was a great hit! Went together easier than I thought it would. Very pretty presentation!
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LOVED this! Absolutely delicious. This does make a pretty big torte. I didn't have many people over to share with so I sliced the torte into individual servings and froze them, then just pulled a slice out of the freezer whenever I felt like having a slice. You could also make 2 tortes with this using 2 layers for each instead of 4 and get a head start on a Valentine's or St. Patrick's Day dessert. For St. Patrick's Day, just add a little green food coloring to the frosting and decorate with Andes Mints instead of peppermint candies. This recipe is a keeper!
Excellent cake! I left out the peppermint extract and candies. Makes a beautiful presentation. I will make this cake again and again!
Moist, wonderful and Chocolatey. makes me think of a york peppermint patty. well worth the try