Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cake

This Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cake is the perfect addition to all your holiday events! Moist chocolate bundt cake is topped with a rich and decadent ganache and generously sprinkled with crushed candy canes and mini marshmallows. It’s like your favorite cup of hot cocoa in a cake!
Chocolate Cake
1 cup unsalted butter 2 sticks, cubed
¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
¾ cup water or coffee
2 cups all purpose flour
¾ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
½ to 1 teaspoon peppermint extract optional but recommended
⅔ cup sour cream full fat (or Greek yogurt)
½ cup semi sweet chocolate chips or mini chocolate chips
½ cup mini marshmallows
½ cup peppermint candies crushed (candy canes work great)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
⅔ cup heavy cream
Toppings (Optional)
mini marshmallows
crushed candy canes or peppermint candies
mini chocolate chips
Chocolate Bundt Cake