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Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake with Peppermint Glaze Icing

Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake

This Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake combines a festive peppermint glaze with a fudgy 5-ingredient chocolate cake. This makes it the perfect dessert to finalize your holiday feast!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword bundt, cake, chocolate, peppermint
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Cool 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 33 minutes
Servings 12


  • 16 ounces sour cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix 15 ounces
  • 1 box instant chocolate pudding mix 3.9 ounce
  • 1 bag chocolate chips 12 ounces
  • 16 ounces ready-made vanilla frosting
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1-2 tbsp crushed peppermint candies


  • Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Be sure to grease and flour your bundt pan REALLY WELL to ensure that the cake will release when it is time to take it out of the pan at the end. Alternatively, you can use cooking spray and flour.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the sour cream and egg. Use the paddle attachment to stir until combined.
  • Add the cake and pudding mixes and blend well.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared bundt cake pan.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 45-55 minutes or until the toothpick test comes out clean.
  • Cool in the pan for at least 30 minutes.
  • Carefully insert a small silicone spatula between the cake and the pan all along to sides to release any areas where the cake may be sticking to the pan. Take care to not poke into the cake or harm the outside layer. You want to keep that in beautiful condition for serving. Then invert the cake onto a serving plate to decorate.
  • Once the cake has come to room temperature, remove the lid and inner seal on the container of frosting.
  • Microwave the frosting for about 30-45 seconds, stirring halfway through. You want it to be just thin enough to pour.
  • Add the peppermint extract to the melted frosting and stir.
  • Pour the frosting over the cake and then top with the crushed peppermint candy pieces before the frosting solidifies.


Flavor Variations
Butterscotch: yellow or caramel cake mix, butterscotch pudding, butterscotch chips
Carrot Cake: carrot cake mix, vanilla pudding, coconut or pecans
Lemon: lemon cake mix, lemon pudding mix, white chocolate chips
Butter Pecan: butter pecan cake mix, butterscotch pudding, butterscotch chips
Cheesecake: white cake mix, cheesecake pudding, white chocolate chips
Vanilla: yellow cake mix, vanilla pudding, white chocolate chips
Peanut Butter Cup: chocolate cake mix, chocolate pudding, peanut butter chips
Pumpkin Spice: spice cake mix, pumpkin spice pudding (seasonal), butterscotch chips
Red Velvet: red velvet cake, chocolate pudding, white chocolate chips
Strawberry: strawberry cake mix, strawberry pudding, white chocolate chips