Easy Chocolate Mint Cake With York Patties

This chocolate peppermint cake recipe is a 13×9 chocolate cake covered in melted York Peppermint Patties and old fashion, cooked chocolate frosting.

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Simple & Sinful Chocolate Peppermint Cake is bursting with sweet chocolate peppermint flavor and is so easy to make. It comes from First Baptist Huntsville’s Finest Recipes Cookbook (circa 1995).

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13×9 Chocolate cake recipe ingredients:

  • All Purpose Flour – I sifted mine to get out all the little lumps.
  • Sugar
  • Cocoa
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Butter
  • Water
  • Baking Soda
  • Eggs
  • Buttermilk
  • Vanilla Extract
  • 10-14 ounces York Peppermint Patties (how pepperminty do you want it?)

Old Fashion, Cooked Chocolate Frosting Ingredients:

  • Butter
  • Milk
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Cocoa
  • Vanilla Extract
9x13 Chocolate Peppermint Cake

ultimate Christmas Cake recipe

This Chocolate Peppermint Cake is one I had seen in my home churches Finest Recipes  Cookbook (First Baptist Church Huntsville, AL 1995) for years and never gave it a second glance. That changed several years ago when I needed a cake for Christmas, divinely found this chocolate mint cake recipe and made it.

It was an instant family favorite.  Loved by both the kids and adults alike. It is now known simply as “The Cake” and is made at least once each Christmas season (Don’t tell, but we make it all year round).

york peppermint patty cake

Rich and luscious, this easy chocolate peppermint cake has a layer of melted York Peppermint Patties between the simple homemade chocolate cake and the amazing chocolate frosting.  There’s even a hint of cinnamon in the cake that blends in deliciously.

This is literally a York Peppermint Cake or York Peppermint Sandwich Cake.

It’s so easy to make with simple from scratch ingredients.   Plus, it is a great Holiday dessert for a crowd. This makes it perfect to serve at Christmas dinner or Thanksgiving.

Minty Chocolate 9x13 Cake

Can you use a glass dish to bake a cake?

Do you have a 13×9 glass pan and wonder if you can use it for cake baking?

The answer is YES, if it’s labeled “Oven Safe”.

Bake in it just like you would a 13×9 metal pan.  Your cake may just brown faster than in a shiny metal pan.

Chocolate Peppermint Cake Easy Recipe

how to freeze chocolate cake with york peppermint patties

This cake is easy to freeze and freezes well.  You can freeze it in slices or in the pan.

how to freeze cake slices

  • Tightly wrap each slice in plastic wrap.
  • Place in Ziploc freezer bag or wrap in aluminum foil.
  • Pull out of the freezer and thaw when you’re ready for a slice.

how to freeze cake in a pan

It’s best to wrap the entire pan in plastic wrap and then aluminum foil. However, if you’re like me and this is a bit much, you can cover the top in aluminum foil and place it in the freezer.  I freeze a portion or all of this cake anywhere between a couple of days and a month like this and have always had success.

Chocolate Mint Cake (Simple Recipe)

why make 13×9 peppermint chocolate cake recipe

This recipe is a tasty melody of classic chocolate cake, chocolate frosting and York Peppermint Patties.  I hope you’ll add this chocolate peppermint treat to your Holiday recipe collection and then make it all year.

Easy Chocolate Peppermint Cake

Minty Chocolate 9x13 Cake
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Easy Chocolate Peppermint Cake

This is so decadent and has a double punch of peppermint and chocolate. A sinfully rich dessert that is simple and easy to make and loved by all.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Peppermint, easy, simple, homemade, chocolate, from scratch, impressive, moist, dense, Christmas, kids, recipe, best, frosting
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cooling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 20 Slices
Calories 400kcal
Cost $6


Chocolate Peppermint Cake

  • 2 cups All-purpose flour sifted
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • ¼ cup Cocoa
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 cup Butter
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 2 Eggs
  • ½ cup Buttermilk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 11 – 14 oz York Peppermint Patties

Chocolate Frosting

  • ½ cup Butter
  • cup Milk
  • 16 oz Powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup Cocoa
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract


Instructions for Chocolate Peppermint Cake

  • Combine flour, sugar, cocoa and cinnamon and set aside
  • Combine butter and water in medium to large saucepan and bring to a boil
  • Remove from heat and stir in baking soda
  • Add flour mixture, stirring well
  • Stir in eggs, buttermilk and vanilla extract
  • Pour mixture into a greased and floured 13×9 pan
  • Bake at 350° for 30 minutes
  • Remove from oven and top with peppermint patties
  • Bake an additional 2 minutes
  • Remove from oven and spread melted candy over cake
  • Spread chocolate frosting over top of cake

Instructions for Chocolate Frosing

  • Combine butter and milk in saucepan and bring to a boil
  • Remove from heat
  • Combine sifted powdered sugar and cocoa and add to butter mixture
  • Add vanilla extract and stir until smooth


This cake freezes really nicely.  Cover pan well with aluminum foil.


Calories: 400kcal

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