Chocolate Peppermint Cake

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Dienia B.

Hungarian American Cooking 1938. a nice little cake . i would cut frosting in half unless making another cake marshmallow like frosting boy it gets high

Top Review by Desi C.

I made it for my family and they loved it??

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 unsweetened chocolate squares
  • 1 12 cups flour
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup sour milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 12 cups sugar
  • 13 cup water
  • 2 egg whites
  • 12 teaspoon peppermint extract or 12 teaspoon crushed after dinner mints


  1. Cream butter, sugar and egg yolks together.
  2. Add melted chocolate.
  3. Sift flour, salt, and baking soda together. Add to butter mixture, alternately with sour milk. Mix thoroughly; add vanilla.
  4. Pour batter into a greased and floured pan.( i used 8 inch round cake pan).
  5. Bake at 375°F for 30 minutes
  6. Cool.
  8. (this made a ton of marshmallow like frosting ).
  9. Place sugar,water and egg whites to cook over boiling water (in double boiler).
  10. Beat constantly for 5 minutes with a dover beater (I'm guessing a whisk on that one). Add the peppermint extract or crushed after dinner mints.
  11. Continue beating until frosting is thick and creamy.
  12. Remove from heat and continue beating until frosting is of spreading consistency.
  13. Spread over top and sides of cake.

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