Sometimes experimenting with cake mix hacks produces delicious results! This Peppermint Patty Valentine’s Day Cake is easy to make and is a tasty treat for the holiday.
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Over the holidays, I bought a Costco size box of York Mini Peppermint Patties. I used lots of them and we ate a lot of them, but I still had quite a few left.
I decided to experiment with them with a chocolate cake mix and I’m happy with the way it turned out.
Valentine’s Day Peppermint Patty Cake
I used a devil’s food cake mix as the base. To make a cake mix taste better, substitute the oil with butter and the water with milk.
After removing the wrappers from the mini peppermint patties, I chopped them into smaller pieces. Each patty was cut into four pieces. Use a mixing spoon to incorporated them into the cake batter.
Prepare a springform pan and pour batter into the pan. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes. See the recipe card below for complete recipe.
Allow the cake to cool completely and open the springform pan latches. Transfer the cake onto a cake stand. Use a tub of frosting or make your own cream cheese frosting.
Press heart shaped cookie cutters into the frosting.
I used an assortment of Valentine’s Day sprinkles to fill the heart shapes and then sprinkled more over the top of the cake.
Once enough sprinkles are on top, carefully remove the cutters.
Kitchen Supply List for Peppermint Patty Cake
- Springform Pan
- Parchment Paper
- Heart Cookie Cutters
- Valentine’s Sprinkles
Peppermint Patty Cake for Valentine’s Day
An easy cake mix hack using a chocolate cake mix and peppermint patties.
- 1 Box Devil's Food Cake Mix
- 10 Mini Peppermint Patties
- 1 Cup Milk
- 5 1/3 tbsp Butter (Melted)
- 3 Eggs
Pre-heat oven to 350
Prepare springform pan with parchment paper and baking spray
Combine cake mix, milk, melted butter, and eggs in mixing bowl. Mix for 3 minutes on medium.
Unwrap 10 Mini Peppermint Patties and cut each one into four pieces.
Add peppermint patty pieces to batter and stir to incorporate.
Bake for 45 minutes. Check center with wooden skewer. Continue baking in 5 minute increments until skewer comes out clean.
Allow cake to cool completely before releasing the springform latches.
Transfer cake to cake stand.
Add frosting to top and side of cake.
Press heart shaped cookie cutters into frosting.
Add assorted Valentine's Day Sprinkles to hearts.
Add more sprinkles to the top of the cake.
Carefully remove cookie cutters.
Store in an airtight container for up to three days.
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Peppermint Patty Valentine’s Day Cake