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Chocolate Icing for Easy Chocolate-Peppermint Cake

Use this recipe to make our Easy Chocolate-Peppermint Cake.

Source: Everyday Food, December 2004


  • 4 ounces chopped semisweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract


  1. Place chocolate in a medium bowl. In a small saucepan, bring heavy cream to a boil over high heat; stir in extract. Strain cream into bowl of chocolate. Let stand 5 minutes; stir until smooth (mixture will appear oily at first). Cool until mixture falls in ribbons when spoon is lifted, 2 to 6 minutes.

  2. Set cake (Chocolate-Peppermint Cake) on a serving platter. Tuck parchment or waxed paper under sides of cake (to keep platter clean). Pour icing onto center of cake. Use an offset spatula or a dinner knife to spread evenly over the top and down the sides. Let set, about 30 minutes.

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