12DOC: Chocolate Peppermint Cake Recipe by Meli

12 Days of Christmas

Hi friends! It’s Friday and I’m excited for sharing two posts with you today. The first comes from my very lovely friend and fellow blogger/designer, Meli of Jelly Design Studio.  I have never, ever posted a recipe on this blog and I figured, Meli’s good at it, why not ask her? Plus, as I’m hosting a holiday dinner party this weekend, I want to share my love of food here.  So many many thanks to Meli for putting this together and I hope you guys enjoy.

Chocolate Peppermint Cake


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt salt
  • 6 tbps unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tbps cocoa powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup non-fast vanilla yogurt
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • Powdered sugar for decorating (optional)

Chocolate Peppermint Cake


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 8″ cake pan.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients in a medium bowl: flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder.
  3. In a large bowl mix butter and 1 cup of sugar with your mixer until fluffy. Add egg, non-fat vanilla yogurt, and peppermint extract.
  4. Add dry ingredients to the mixture. Mix until smooth.
  5. Pour cake batter into baking dish.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F. Check if the cake is ready by inserting a toothpick, if it comes out clean cake is ready.
  7. Place cake on a cooling rack. Once cake has cooled down sprinkle powdered sugar.


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Angelica Yarde
My name is Angel Yarde. I am a designer, front-end developer, and speaker. I am the editor and designer of Studio 404 whic was founded in December 2006. In January 2014, I launched Studio 404 Paper, a paper shop which includes type-focused greeting cards, note cards, and prints. I currently reside in Celebration, Florida where I co-own a branding strategy studio, Sevenality, with my husband.
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