Chocolate Fudge Bundt Cake with Peppermint Mocha Glaze

If you’re looking for a decadent, impressive dessert for your holiday table, this Chocolate Fudge Bundt Cake with Peppermint Mocha Glaze is it!

Chocolate Fudge liquid coffee creamer adds fudgy richness to this easy cake - and Peppermint-Mocha creamer makes a fantastic holiday glaze! #recipe #bundt #peppermint

Let’s talk about coffee for a minute, shall we? I’m of the “Don’t talk to me until I’ve had at least one cup of coffee, preferably two” camp.  I don’t function well at all in the mornings without my cup of joe, despite the fact that I’m up no later than 6:30 am, even on the weekends.

What’s up with that??

And while I prefer my coffee straight-up black, thankyouverymuch, the holidays are the exception.  Once those limited edition holiday-flavored creamers hit the dairy case, I’m all over it. I mean, really–have you seen Coffee-mate’s seasonal flavors?

    • Dark Chocolate Fudge — Rich, dark and indulgent like only chocolate fudge can be. Enjoy a cup of coffee that’s every chocolate lover’s dream come true.
    • Peppermint Mocha — Enjoy one of the season’s most popular flavors! Let the comfort of crisp peppermint and chocolatey mocha warm you up this holiday season.
    • Eggnog Latte — What would the holidays be without the flavor of Eggnog? Invite over some guests and prepare a holiday flavored latte for everyone on your list.

Come to mama.

Chocolate Fudge liquid coffee creamer adds fudgy richness to this easy cake - and Peppermint-Mocha creamer makes a fantastic holiday glaze! #recipe #bundt #peppermint

And even if you’re not a coffee drinker, you should totally get your hands on some of these creamers, if only to make this bundt cake.  Holy chocolate yumminess!  This cake baked up dark and rich – just like a chocolate cake should.

Adding the dark chocolate fudge creamer to the batter was key to a extra-chocolaty taste, and just an all-around good decision.

You could certainly add the dark chocolate fudge creamer to the glaze, but the holidays just scream peppermint to me, so I used the peppermint mocha flavor instead.  And adding some crushed peppermint to the top of the cake was a quick and easy garnish.  And so pretty, too!

Chocolate Fudge liquid coffee creamer adds fudgy richness to this easy cake - and Peppermint-Mocha creamer makes a fantastic holiday glaze! #recipe #bundt #peppermint

  The seasonal flavors are only available through December, so make sure to get them while you can – and then hurry and make this cake!

Chocolate Fudge Bundt Cake with Peppermint Mocha Glaze
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1¼ cups granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup Dark Chocolate Fudge Flavor NESTLÉ COFFEE-MATE Liquid Coffee Creamer
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup hot water
For the Peppermint-Mocha Glaze:
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup baking cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons Coffee-Mate Peppermint-Mocha Creamer
  • 2 candy canes, crushed, for garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray 10-inch (12-cup volume) bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the flour, sugar, baking cocoa, baking powder, instant coffee, baking soda and salt. Beat on low speed to combine.
  3. Add the creamer, oil and eggs to the flour mixture and then beat until combined. Reduce speed to low and gradually add water. Once incorporated, beat on high speed for about 2 minutes. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in cake comes out almost clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes; then invert onto wire rack to cool completely. Drizzle with glaze and garnish with crushed peppermint, if desired.
To make the glaze:
  1. In a microwave safe bowl, melt 1 tablespoon butter. Whisk in powdered sugar, cocoa and creamer until smooth. Drizzle over cake.
recipe from Coffee-Mate
Nutrition Information
Serving size: serves 16

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  1. Shirley

    WOW So Beautiful!

  2. Amy | Club Narwhal

    Holy cow, Ashley! This looks like everything I love about the holidays wrapped up in one gorgeous bundt cake 🙂 Pinning this and cannot wait to make it!
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  3. Meghan @ The Tasty Fork

    WOW Ashley!! That’s one pretty cake. I think I need to be friends with it! I’m loving all things chocolate and peppermint. I’m sure the mocha glaze is a lot of fabulous! Pinned and sharing on FB this afternoon. 🙂

  4. Ginger

    Looks so good! Annnd your pictures are amazing! 🙂

    • Ashley

      Thank you, Kristen!



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