White Chocolate Peppermint Cake

This White Chocolate Peppermint Cake is such a delicious holiday treat–layers of rich white chocolate and cool peppermint filling stacked high.

White Chocolate Peppermint Cake

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Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 10


  • 1 cup  butter, softened
  • 2 cups  sugar
  • 4 large  eggs, separated
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 3 cups  all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cups  heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup  sour cream
  • 1/2  cup  crushed peppermint candies

White Chocolate Frosting:

  •  (1oz.) white chocolate squares
  • 3/4 cup  heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4  cup  butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 9 cups  confectioners sugar
  • Garnish with peppermint candy


  • Preheat oven to 350º. Spray 2 (9") round cake pans with nonstick baking spray with flour.
  • In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in peppermint extract.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add to butter mixture, alternately with cream, beginning and ending with flour mixture, beating just until combined after each addition.
  • Stir in sour cream and crushed peppermints, just until combined.
  • In a medium bowl, beat egg whites at high speed with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Gently fold into batter. Spoon batter evenly into pans.
  • Bake for 26-28 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted near the center comes out clean. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks. Wrap cake layers in heavy duty plastic wrap, and chill for at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours.

For Icing:

  • In a medium bowl, combine white chocolate and cream. Microwave on high in 30 second intervals, stirring between each, until chocolate is melted and smooth about 1 1/2 minutes total. Let cool completely.
  • In a large bowl, combine chocolate mixture and butter. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add vanilla, beating until combined. Gradually add confectioners sugar, beating until smooth.
  • Using a serrated knife, cut each layer in half horizontally to make 4 layers. Place 1 layer cut side down on a cake plate; spread with 1/2 cup frosting. Repeat procedure with remaining 3 layers. Spread tops and sides of cake with remaining frosting. Garnish with peppermint candy, if desired.
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