Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Peppermint Poke Cake

I made these peppermint poke cakes at the beginning of December for birthdays at work.

Here's what I did:
Used a chocolate cake mix, followed instructions on box, baked it, let it cool for 15 minutes.
Poked tons of holes in the cake, using the handle of a wooden spoon.
Opened a can of sweetened condensed milk and added about 3/4 teaspoons of peppermint extract to it.
Poured it into the holes in the cake.
Made a recipe of hot fudge and added peppermint extract to it.
Poured it into the holes in the cake.
Refrigerated overnight.
Made whipped cream and a white chocolate ganache.
Combined whipped cream and white chocolate ganache after ganache was cooled, added some peppermint extract, and spread over the cakes.
And then I rough chopped Andes Peppermint Crunch candies and sprinkled them over the top.

I was pleased that it turned out!

Also in December, my cute roommates and I went to the Tabernacle Choir Christmas concert! It was great fun, and the concert was incredible.


Rosie and Derek said...

YUM! Looks soooo good!

Malinovka said...

And the one question--Is it worth the work? :) I bet it was. Yum.

LOVE the roommate pic. So glad you got to go do something so fun together. I can't wait until I get to see a rebroadcast of it someday.