Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake with Candy Cane Icing Recipe

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Printable recipe at the bottom of the post.

I remember eating peanut butter toast dipped in hot chocolate when I’d get home from school to warm up.  I guess you can say Carnation Hot Chocolate has always been a staple in my life so creating this recipe was a lot of fun.

Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake with Candy Cane Icing Recipe

I created this recipe to bring a little bit of warmth and sweetness into a delicious dessert that can be enjoyed any time of the year! The Carnation Hot Chocolate was the perfect addition to the recipe since it is made with pure cocoa it brings out the rich chocolate flavor in the bundt cake.

 

Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake Ingredients

  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¾ cup greek yogurt, I used plain but any flavor would do
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 ½ cups Carnation Hot Chocolate Powder

Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake

Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake Instructions

Step 1 – Preheat oven to 350°F and prepare a bundt pan with your favorite non-stick spray.

Step 2 – In a mixing bowl cream together butter and sugar until fluffy, this took about 3 minutes using a beater on medium-high.

Step 3 – Add yogurt, vanilla and eggs (one at a time) and mix until well combined.  You might have to scrape the sides of the bowl to make sure the ingredients are evenly incorporated.

Step 4 – Add flour, baking soda and salt to the bowl and stir to combine.  While that mixes prepare your cup of hot chocolate, make sure you stir well, so the powder is dissolved.

Step 5 – Slowly add hot chocolate into the mixture, scraping down the side of the bowl as needed, until mixture is well combined and has a fluffy texture.

Step 6 – Pour mixture into prepared bundt pan and bake for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with little to no crumbs.  Remove cake from oven and let cool about 10 minutes before removing from pan.

Candy Cane Icing Recipe

Candy Cane Icing Recipe

  • 1 cup Icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • Peppermint Extract, a couple of drops (just under ⅛ teaspoon)
  • 5 mini candy canes, crushed (about ¼ cup)
  1. Mix icing sugar, milk and peppermint extract in a small bowl until combined, the icing will still be thick but should be smooth enough to pour.
  2. Drizzle icing over bundt cake and top with crushed candy canes.

Note – the icing is more of a glaze but if you make it thick enough it will be icing, the key is not overdoing it with the milk, if you find it is too thin add a little extra icing sugar.

Carnation Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake with Candy Cane Frosting

This recipe will give you a moist bundt cake with the creamy, rich flavor of hot chocolate and the hint of peppermint candy cane.  Pair a slice with your favorite fruit and a handful of nuts for a little afternoon treat.

Snack Size Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake

 

Who are you sharing a cup of Carnation Hot Chocolate with?

This post was sponsored by Nestlé.  The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake with Candy Cane Icing Recipe

Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake

Real Momma
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Dessert

Ingredients
  

  • ¾ cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¾ cup greek yogurt I used plain but any flavor would do
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 ½ cups Carnation Hot Chocolate Powder

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and prepare a bundt pan with your favorite non-stick spray.
  • In a mixing bowl cream together butter and sugar until fluffy, this took about 3 minutes using a beater on medium-high.
  • Add yogurt, vanilla and eggs (one at a time) and mix until well combined. You might have to scrape the sides of the bowl to make sure the ingredients are evenly incorporated.
  • Add flour, baking soda and salt to the bowl and stir to combine. While that mixes prepare your cup of hot chocolate, make sure you stir well, so the powder is dissolved.
  • Slowly add hot chocolate into the mixture, scraping down the side of the bowl as needed, until mixture is well combined and has a fluffy texture.
  • Pour mixture into prepared bundt pan and bake for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with little to no crumbs. Remove cake from oven and let cool about 10 minutes before removing from pan.
Candy Cane Icing
Author: Real Momma
Prep time:
Total time:
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • Peppermint Extract, a couple of drops (just under ⅛ teaspoon)
  • 5 mini candy canes, crushed (about ¼ cup)
Instructions
  1. Mix icing sugar, milk and peppermint extract in a small bowl until combined, the icing will still be thick but should be smooth enough to pour.
  2. Drizzle icing over bundt cake and top with crushed candy canes.

 

13 Comments

  1. This sounds and looks so good.
    Visted FB,Twitter and Instagram posts.
    I would share a cup of Carnation Hot Chocolate with my nephew. He loves it.

  2. I didn’t know all the ways you could use Nestle Hot chocolate , wow! I follow on all social media! Im sharing a cup of Carnation Hot Chocolate with my boys!

  3. bina c Edwards on

    5 stars
    We get free hot chocolate at work and I’m the type to add it to coffee LOL…and ADD MORE CREAM..yeah, I’m weird..GOOD LUCK EVERYONE
    Pretty sure I follow you on all social media plus I feel ike I comment daily (or mulitple times a day) on your fb wall lol

  4. Angela September Smith on

    I will definitely enjoy this with my 2 boys, especially my 10 year old… he LOVES hot chocolate! We cuddle up with a warm blanket and a movie and enjoy!

  5. 5 stars
    This recipe looks so good, I can’t wait to make it for the holidays. I love following your blog and all the fun giveaways you do and love your Facebook page. I’m going to share a cup of hot chocolate with my grandkids. Off to visit you on your social channels. Thank you for the opportunity.

  6. 5 stars
    oh my! oh my!! i show this one to my boys and asked me right to make some!! hahahaha but thanks for sharing this awesome recipe i will make one of this, this coming sem breaks!

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