This is a Peppermint Meringue Cake with Chocolate Buttercream. I had a cake with meringue layers a few months back and have been wanting to try one ever since. My work Christmas lunch made the perfect excuse and the mint was a nice winter-y flavor!
The cake was composed of alternating layers of chocolate cake soaked in a Peppermint Schnapps sugar syrup and peppermint meringues. Each layer was separated by a gooey layer of chocolate frosting and a thicker layer of the frosting was iced on top of the cake.
The cake was decorated with Lindor dark peppermint truffles, fresh mint leaves and fresh raspberries and I think it ended up looking quite festive. The cake received rave reviews at the party and many people went back for seconds.
The recipe is from http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Peppermint-Meringue-Cake-with-Chocolate-Buttercream-356317 if you want to try it out! Happy holidays!
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