Indulge in the Sweet Holiday Aroma of Peppermint Bundt Cake
The holiday season is a time of warmth and joy. And what expresses that delightful feeling better than the sweet, spicy aroma of peppermint bundt cake fresh from the oven?
This moist, fluffy bundt cake is packed with flavour— a classic cinnamon-sugar base, along with finely chopped peppermint, zesty orange zest, and the warmth of cocoa and nutmeg. As the dessert bakes in the oven, the warm spices fill your home with a delightful and familiar aroma that is sure to bring smiles all around.
Recipe for a Delicious Holiday Treat: Peppermint Bundt Cake
-2¼ cups all-purpose flour
-¾ cup granulated sugar
-½ teaspoon baking powder
-¼ teaspoon baking soda
-½ teaspoon salt
-1 teaspoon ground peppermint
-¼ teaspoon nutmeg
-¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
-¼ teaspoon ground ginger
-½ cup butter, room temperature
-½ cup buttermilk
-1 teaspoon orange zest
-2 large eggs
-2 tablespoons cocoa powder
-½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 9-inch round bundt pan.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, peppermint, nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger.
3. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and buttermilk with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
4. Add in orange zest and eggs, one at a time, mixing until combined.
5. Add in the cocoa powder and vanilla extract, and mix until combined.
6. Slowly add in the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
7. Pour batter into the prepared bundt pan and spread evenly.
8. Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the cake.
9. Rub some powdered sugar over the top of the cake, then allow to cool before serving.
The Perfect Combination of Sweetness and Spice
This peppermint bundt cake is the perfect holiday dessert. The subtle warmth of the ground spices is a cozy accompaniment to the sugary sweetness of the cake— not to mention how the chocolate notes from the cocoa powder dance alongside the zesty citrus of the orange zest.
This recipe is a combination of classic baking tradition as well as unique holiday flavours. Its unique combination of traditional and more creative ingredients makes it the ideal holiday treat. So what are you waiting for? Get baking and kiss the winter chill goodbye with this delicious peppermint bundt cake!