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Vanilla Buttercream Peppermint Chocolate Cake

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Summary

Rich, moist chocolate cake finished with festive peppermint-studded buttercream make this lofty confection the star of the holiday dessert buffet and a peppermint-lover's favorite. Made by hand at a small family-owned Florida cake boutique, the four layers of this cake are moist, with a delicate crumb, enhanced by the depth of Dutch cocoa powder. The peppermint-flavored buttercream is heightened by the addition of crushed peppermint candies sprinkled between each substantial layer (with extra for you to sprinkle on top). Serve as the celebratory conclusion to a special holiday meal or as the candy-strewn centerpiece to a festive dessert table.

  • 6" diam., 4 3/4" high (serves 8–10).
  • 3 lb. 2 oz.
  • Shipped frozen.
  • Made in USA.
Use & Care

Receiving Instructions

  • The cake ships frozen with dry ice, which may have evaporated during shipment. This is normal. Please take care not to touch any remaining dry ice with bare hands. Upon receipt, store in the freezer for up to 3 months, or defrost in the refrigerator overnight and keep for up to 7 days.

To Serve

  • The cake is best enjoyed at room temperature. Remove the plastic from the cake while it is still frozen. Defrost in the refrigerator overnight. Once thawed, allow the cake to come to room temperature, approximately 4 hours before serving. Sprinkle peppermint candies (included) evenly over top. To serve, run a large knife under hot water and dry with a towel before every slice. Store leftover cake in an airtight container.
Ingredients
  • Cake: Butter, sugar, trans fat-free vegetable shortening, cocoa powder, fresh eggs, all purpose flour, baking soda, salt, whole buttermilk, natural vanilla.
  • Frosting: Butter, powdered sugar, peppermint extract, salt, crushed peppermint pieces.
  • Topping: Crushed peppermint pieces.
Shipping

Shipping Information

Please allow 2-7 business days for processing and delivery. This gives our artisan partners time to prepare your order with exceptional care and attention to detail. A more accurate delivery date will be quoted on the payment page. Perishable food items are not eligible for rush shipping. Please not that we do not ship perishable food items outside the contiguous 48 states or to P.O. Boxes.

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Next Day Delivery

For an additional charge of $26 per address, we can expedite delivery to most destinations. This service is not available for some oversize items, items shipped directly from the supplier (including perishable and custom-manufactured items), out-of-stock items and items to be shipped outside the contiguous 48 states.

Orders received by 9:00 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday will arrive the next business day; orders placed Friday through Sunday will arrive on the following Tuesday.

Return Policy

At Williams Sonoma, we take great pride in the quality and craftsmanship of our products. Attention to design, materials, safety and construction are our priority. Upon receipt, please inspect your purchase and notify us of any damage; we will arrange for a prompt replacement.

If within 30 days, you are dissatisfied for any reason, you may return your purchase for a refund of the merchandise value. An original receipt or gift receipt is required for all returns and exchanges. Returns with a gift receipt will be refunded in the form of a Merchandise Credit for the amount indicated on the gift receipt. Returns with original receipt will be refunded in the original form of payment, cash and check refunds over $100 will be issued as a company check (may take 14 business days from time of request).

For all cutlery returns (knife sets, single knives, cutting boards, knife sharpeners and knife storage), please contact us at 888.922.4108 to initiate the return.

We cannot accept returns on monogrammed, personalized, special-order items, custom upholstery, food, items shipped direct from the vendor or on items damaged through normal wear and tear. Final sale items ending in .97 or .99 cannot be returned.

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For returns of items purchased from your Williams Sonoma Gift Registry, we will gladly provide a refund or exchange for the merchandise within 90 days of your event or within 90 days of purchase, whichever date is later. View Full Returns Policy.

  • Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just like the picture! First the cake arrived on-time. The cake itself was packaged very well and the cake box was very beautiful. Just a note that the sprinkles are packaged in a small bag so don’t lose it. The cake does taste like chocolate and the icing layers are very thick and taste great. As for the Frosting...the frosting really does taste like peppermint but the frosting is too thick...over 1/2 thick and very sweet. Now I love frosting but this was way too thick which is why I am giving it a rating of 3.
    Date published: 2019-11-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Holiday yumminess shipped to Chicago Deliciously rich cake. Moist and flavorful. Peppermint tasted only in icing, chocolate cake. Looked really small for the amount of people we were serving, but becuase of the layers and richness, it turned out to be plenty. The peppermint candies spilled open in the shipment, so it definitely did not end up looking as pretty as the picture, but still yummy. Leave extra time for shipping. Will not overnight or 2-day.
    Date published: 2015-01-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Choc cake lovers Best cake i have ever ordered! It was also the biggest! AMAZING!!!
    Date published: 2014-12-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ordering again We ordered this cake last year for Christmas. I was looking to make life a little easier for Christmas day and decided to give this a try. It was a huge hit. Sometimes ordered cakes can be dry, or chemical tasting. This was delicious! Light, moist and just the right balance between the chocolate and peppermint. The frosting isn't overwhelmingly sweet like you can find in some cakes.
    Date published: 2014-11-29
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  • Is this cake safe for people with a peanut/treenuts allergy. 

    Asked by: Ashanno
    Hi Ashanno, Vendor did not indicate that peanuts are present in their facility but it does handle tree nuts.
    Answered by: Williams Sonoma
    Date published: 2019-11-23
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