Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Better Than... Christmas Cake

One of my favorite cakes is the Better Than... Cake. So recently when I saw a Pepperminty version I had to make it. AND I will tell you, it might just be better than the original! Its sweet, spongy, chocolatey, with a touch of peppermint, and lightened just a bit from the whipped cream on top. This is going to be the only thing people will talk about on Christmas, its that good!


Better Than... Christmas Cake
Recipe Adapted From: Something Swanky

1 box Devils Food Cake Mix, made this way to make the cake more dense, cooled
1 1/4 cups Half and Half
3 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
1 1/4 Teaspoons Pure Peppermint Extract
  • 14.5 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 jar Smuckers hot fudge sundae sauce
  • 1/4 cup peppermint dairy creamer
  • 1 cup crushed Oreos
  • 8 oz Cool Whip
  • Andes Peppermint Chips for topping (approximately 1 1/2 cups)
  • Crushed Oreos for topping (approximately 1 cup)
  • - See more at: http://www.somethingswanky.com/better-than-christmas-poke-cake/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=better-than-christmas-poke-cake#sthash.1YlmToXf.QU1XeNLQ.dpuf
    • 1 cup peppermint dairy creamer
    • 14.5 oz sweetened condensed milk
    • 1 jar Smuckers hot fudge sundae sauce
    • 1/4 cup peppermint dairy creamer
    • 1 cup crushed Oreos
    • 8 oz Cool Whip
    • Andes Peppermint Chips for topping (approximately 1 1/2 cups)
    • Crushed Oreos for topping (approximately 1 cup)
    Instructions
    1. Once the cake has cool, use the bottom of a wooden spoon to poke 20+ holes in the cake.
    2. In a small bowl, whisk together the sweetened condensed milk and 1 cup of the peppermint dairy creamer. Pour over the cake, trying to fill in the holes.
    3. In the same bowl, whisk together the hot fudge sundae sauce and 1/4 cup peppermint dairy creamer. Mix in 1 cup crushed Oreos.
    4. Pour and spread the fudge mixture over the cake as evenly as possible.
    5. Spread the cool whip over the fudge. Sprinkle on the Andes candy bits and crushed Oreos (as much or as little as you want).
    6. Refrigerate for 4-6 hours, until the sweetened condensed mixture has soaked into the cake and it's thoroughly chilled. Cut and serve.
    - See more at: http://www.somethingswanky.com/better-than-christmas-poke-cake/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=better-than-christmas-poke-cake#sthash.1YlmToXf.QU1XeNLQ.dpuf
    1 - 14.5oz can Sweetened Condensed Milk
    1 jar Smuckers Hot Fudge Sauce
    2 cups Crushed Oreos
    1 - 8oz tub Cool Whip
    1 1/2 cups Andes Peppermint Chips

    1. Once the cake has cooled use the back of a wooden spoon to poke holes about 25 holes in the cake.

    2. In a small bowl whisk together half and half, granulated sugar, and peppermint extract. In another small bowl pour the sweetened condensed milk and 1 cup of the half and half/sugar mixture, whisk until combined. Pour over the cake, filling in the holes.

    3. In the same bowl combine the rest of half and half/sugar mixture, hot fudge sauce and 1 cup of the crushed Oreos. Spread the mixture evenly over the cake. Spread the cool whip on the cake. Sprinkle the Andes Peppermint Chips and the Oreos on top.

    4. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours for the sweetened condensed milk to soak into the cake.
    • 1 cup peppermint dairy creamer
    • 14.5 oz sweetened condensed milk
    • 1 jar Smuckers hot fudge sundae sauce
    • 1/4 cup peppermint dairy creamer
    • 1 cup crushed Oreos
    • 8 oz Cool Whip
    • Andes Peppermint Chips for topping (approximately 1 1/2 cups)
    • Crushed Oreos for topping (approximately 1 cup)
    Instructions
    1. Once the cake has cool, use the bottom of a wooden spoon to poke 20+ holes in the cake.
    2. In a small bowl, whisk together the sweetened condensed milk and 1 cup of the peppermint dairy creamer. Pour over the cake, trying to fill in the holes.
    3. In the same bowl, whisk together the hot fudge sundae sauce and 1/4 cup peppermint dairy creamer. Mix in 1 cup crushed Oreos.
    4. Pour and spread the fudge mixture over the cake as evenly as possible.
    5. Spread the cool whip over the fudge. Sprinkle on the Andes candy bits and crushed Oreos (as much or as little as you want).
    6. Refrigerate for 4-6 hours, until the sweetened condensed mixture has soaked into the cake and it's thoroughly chilled. Cut and serve.
    - See more at: http://www.somethingswanky.com/better-than-christmas-poke-cake/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=better-than-christmas-poke-cake#sthash.1YlmToXf.QU1XeNLQ.dpuf
    • 1 cup peppermint dairy creamer
    • 14.5 oz sweetened condensed milk
    • 1 jar Smuckers hot fudge sundae sauce
    • 1/4 cup peppermint dairy creamer
    • 1 cup crushed Oreos
    • 8 oz Cool Whip
    • Andes Peppermint Chips for topping (approximately 1 1/2 cups)
    • Crushed Oreos for topping (approximately 1 cup)
    Instructions
    1. Once the cake has cool, use the bottom of a wooden spoon to poke 20+ holes in the cake.
    2. In a small bowl, whisk together the sweetened condensed milk and 1 cup of the peppermint dairy creamer. Pour over the cake, trying to fill in the holes.
    3. In the same bowl, whisk together the hot fudge sundae sauce and 1/4 cup peppermint dairy creamer. Mix in 1 cup crushed Oreos.
    4. Pour and spread the fudge mixture over the cake as evenly as possible.
    5. Spread the cool whip over the fudge. Sprinkle on the Andes candy bits and crushed Oreos (as much or as little as you want).
    6. Refrigerate for 4-6 hours, until the sweetened condensed mixture has soaked into the cake and it's thoroughly chilled. Cut and serve.
    - See more at: http://www.somethingswanky.com/better-than-christmas-poke-cake/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=better-than-christmas-poke-cake#sthash.1YlmToXf.QU1XeNLQ.dpuf
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    1 comment:

    1. This looks absolutely amazing! It's times like these when I wish that I ate chocolate.

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