Party Panche, Peppermint Candyland Cake

I have been having a very festive birthday week!

It kicked off with a wonderful dinner at a long time BFF’s house

She had quite a candle on my birthday cake plate!

I also made a cake for my family to enjoy after tree decorating last night

The little one’s eyes were popping!

This cake is easy to make

The batter is divided into two bowls

Half the batter is turned to peppermint

with food coloring and peppermint extract

and a dash of vanilla goes into the white batter

Place the vanilla batter in a well greased* bundt pan

Top with peppermint batter

Swirl with the tip of a sharp knife

*Tip:  Grease your pan right before you fill it.  If you grease the pan too early it can slide down the sides and you might not get the results you want.  I also have good results using Baker’s Joy in a spray can

This is the cake after baking

Heat cream and add white chocolate

Poke cooled cake all over with a long skewer

Slowly pour ganache all over top of cake,

letting it puddle in the middle and drizzle down the sides

Top immediately with candy

I used a holiday candy mix I got from Target

and chopped peppermint bark for garnish

When serving, be sure to scoop up the ganache on the cake plate too

It’s Elf approved!

Peppermint Candyland Cake

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Decorating Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12


  • Bundt pan



  • 1 box super moist white cake mix
  • 1 regular size box white chocolate instant pudding
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup or 1 stick butter, melted
  • 4 eggs room temperature
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp Peppermint extract
  • Red food coloring
  • Peppermint candies Christmas candies, peppermint bark chopped

White Chocolate Ganache

  • 8 oz white chocolate
  • 6 oz heavy cream



  • Combine the cake mix, sour cream, pudding, butter, eggs and buttermilk in a large mixing bowl. Beat 2 minutes or until batter is smooth. Divide batter into 2 bowls. Add vanilla to one bowl and peppermint extract and red food coloring to the other. Mix well.
  • Grease and flour bundt pan. Add white batter, then top with of red batter. Swirl batters together with the tip of a sharp knife.
  • Bake at 350 until just done, check at 35 minutes. Cool. Turn cake out onto a cake plate.

White Chocolate Ganache

  • Heat cream until hot but not boiling. Pour over chocolate in a measuring cup. Stir to melt chocolate. Poke cake all over with a long skewer. Pour ganache slowly over cake.
Keyword bundt cake, candy topped cake, Christmas cake, holiday dessert, Peppermint cake, white chocolate ganache

Fa la la!


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33 Responses to “Party Panche, Peppermint Candyland Cake”
  1. Mary says:

    I hope the birthday celebrations continue Jenna…I love having a birthday week! ๐Ÿ™‚ Gorgeous cake, it looks delish!!

  2. dpranita583 says:

    Nice way of celebrating .

  3. Bonnie Morgan says:

    I bet their eye were popping! So festive and fun! You are such a good grandmother!

  4. Jenna, let the birthday celebration continue! The peppermint candyland cake looks so tempting. I have been on a sugar binge, and more than likely it will continue! Happy Thursday!

  5. Nancy says:

    Birthday week looks to be just perfect for you! This special cakes looks delish! Yum!

  6. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, your cake not only looks beautiful, but sounds most delicious! This would definitely impress any guest. I wish I had a slice this morning with my coffee. I love cake for breakfast! Enjoy your day!!!

  7. Jacqueline says:

    I would say Jackie approved too! I want some of that Holiday Candy Mix from Target! I just love peppermint and this cake is certainly eye candy, as is your candy tree! Glad you have had such fun this week Jenna! Keep celebrating all month!

  8. Rita C. says:

    Mr. P. would definitely approve of that cake! Wait….is that Mr. P. hanging on top of that cake dome, looking inside??

  9. Jill Kuhn says:

    How fun is this cake!! Looks like a party in a cake! โค๏ธโ˜บ๏ธ๐ŸŽ‚ I like how you decorated it too!

  10. Cyndi Raines says:

    Happy Birthday to you ๐ŸŽถ ! What a fun cake. I know your grands loved it too. Enjoy your birthday week! ๐ŸŽ‚

  11. Sarah Anderson says:

    Jenna, your cake looks fabulous! I love peppermint anything! Glad you are celebrating. I say celebrate for weeks and weeks. As we get older it’s the best way to enjoy one’s birthday, get togethers with friends for lunch. Just keep it going!

  12. This is a stunner! And anything elf-approved is a hit with me. What a fun time and what a wonderful friend. I’m all for extending celebrations till no one else will play!

  13. Julie says:

    I love that candy land cake and how festive it looks. I do hope you had a wonderful birthday celebration. Thanks for the recipe for the cake.

  14. Kitty says:

    I’m glad that you’re still celebrating your birthday, Jenna. My daughter always says that I celebrate mine all month long. We deserve it, don’t we? Your cake sounds incredible. I’ll be the boys were so happy to dig in after decorating the tree. You’re so fun!!

  15. So glad you are celebrating your birthday all week. Looks like so much fun. The peppermint theme is great. I bet that cake taste wonderful. Your girlfriend went out to make your birthday so special. Happy birthday again.

  16. marilyn1998 says:

    Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next weekโ€™s party too! Happy Holiday!

  17. Miz Helen says:

    I will be making this delicious cake very soon! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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