CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT CAKE

I can’t believe the holidays are right around the corner and I’ve hardly baked a thing – UGH!


The other day I asked my daughter to choose the holiday flavor of the week and she went with chocolate & peppermint. Ok, that’s technically 2 flavors, but blended together make for a great holiday treat. 


In the middle of making a chocolate peppermint cookie I realized I was missing 1 main ingredient. Instead of having a holiday meltdown I improvised and added a few other ingredients coming up with this cake.  LUCKILY my daughter   didn’t have her heart set on cookies and gets on board when I wing it, which tends to happen all the time. 


Peppermint Bundt

Double the recipe for a bundt cake

 

 You can purchase doTERRA CPTG Peppermint oil HERE

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 A little peppermint goes a long way. It’s great for cooking as well as helping reduce a fever, opens sinuses, freshens breathe and eases tension headaches.

 

cake

 

 
CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT CAKE
 
Ingredients
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 c. coconut sugar
  • ½ c. cocoa powder
  • ¼c. coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1-1/2 tsp peppermint extract or 4 drops doTERRA Essential Oil
  • 1 c chocolate chips (I like Enjoy chocolate chips)
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 325F and grease an 8x8 pan
  2. Beat egg whites, cream of tartar and salt in medium bowl until soft peaks form
  3. Gradually beat in the coconut sugar until firm peaks form
  4. Combine cocoa powder, coconut flour, baking powder and baking soda in a small bowl
  5. Whisk egg yolks together
  6. Add egg yolks to flour mixture and stir until well combined
  7. Fold in egg white mixture to the batter and gently blend together
  8. Continue to stir and add peppermint extract (or doTERRA essential oil)
  9. Stir in chocolate chips
  10. Pour into pan and bake for 45min or until toothpick in the center comes out clean
Notes
If using essential oils I personally ONLY recommend doTERRA Peppermint, as I know from first hand experience it CAN be ingested, unlike many other brands.

 

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