Monday, December 28, 2009

Peppermint Twins

On Wednesday, the day before Christmas Eve, I had three cakes to make.  Two of them were the Peppermint Chocolate Cake that I had made recently.  Here are the Peppermint Twins!  The third cake was a Lemon Mousse with Raspberries (from Tish Boyle).
Here is a side view of my Peppermint Twins.  As you can see the "baby" sized candy canes go perfectly on the side of the cake.  This cake is 3 layers of devils food chocolate, and has the crushed peppermint candy buttercream filling, all from the Cooks recipe that I posted about before.  I did change up the outer frosting.  I made a cream cheese peppermint frosting.  It was so delicious!  I found it on the Southern Living website and I'll post it below for all of you.  Once frosted, I pressed crumbled peppermints all around the cake.

I piped the white chocolate buttercream frosting around the cake and then I added the candy canes.  My sweet little 5 year old suggested the hearts on the top.  She has great ideas!

I filled the heart with dots of white chocolate peppermint frosting.  Yum.

Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1  (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1  cup  butter or margarine, softened
  • 1  (2-pound) package powdered sugar
  • 2  teaspoons  peppermint extract*


Beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating at low speed until smooth. Add extract, beating until blended.
*2 teaspoons vanilla extract may be substituted.
For Quick Peppermint Frosting, stir together 3 (16-ounce) containers ready-to-spread cream cheese frosting and 2 teaspoons peppermint extract.
Southern Living, DECEMBER 1998

Here is the link to this recipe:

I hope you all had a very merry Christmas and may you all have a very blessed New Year!


  1. That would have been good on Christmas! Yum!

  2. Looks wonderful and SUPER yummy, Rachel!!

  3. Thanks Rachel,

    My cake was the one not on the pedestal. It was the BEST CAKE EVER! I am not even a big chocolate cake fan, but this one was GREAT! Everyone in my family loved it and it helped make Christmas dinner a little more special:) Thanks!!

  4. Aw, thanks Joy! :) Glad you enjoyed it!!
    It was fun to make.

    Maybe next year Carolyn! Julie, I thought about you, those peppermint cookies you made a few years back.