Christmas Crunch Cake

Back in July, I shared with you my favorite Chocolate Cake.  I confessed then that even though I’m not a huge chocolate cake person…this cake, makes my heart so happy.  I saw on Pinterest recently where someone took a cake similar to my favorite and made it Christmas-y.  Easy enough, right?  This cake is easy, moist and super delicious.  I promise you…it will be devoured.  I promise.
Shopping List
1 box of chocolate cake mix, prepared per box directions
1 can of Eagle Brand milk
10 to 12 Oreos (I used the red holiday ones), crumbled
Christmas sprinkles
1 large Cool Whip
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare cake mix per box directions and pour into a 9×13 inch glass pan. Bake per box directions. As soon as the cake is finished, remove it from oven to begin cooling. While the cake is cooling, take the handle end of a wooden spoon and poke holes all over the top of the cake. Pour the entire can of Eagle Brand milk down over the warm cake and into the holes. Continue to let the cake cool at least 30 more minutes.
After the cake is cool, spread your Cool Whip over the entire cake.  Top Cool Whip with Oreo pieces, Peppermint Crunch and sprinkles.  Refrigerate at least 2 hours  up to 2 days. 
So simple, right?  The peppermint crunch adds that Christmas pop to a basic chocolate cake.  If you can’t find the Peppermint Crunch at your grocery store (it will either be on the chocolate chip aisle or next to the holiday baking ), you can substitute chopped up pieces of candy cane.  Easy and festive…that’s Christmas perfection.
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  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} December 19, 2012 at 11:00 am

    I mean, you keep cranking out SUPER FESTIVE recipes! Love it!

  • Aubs December 19, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    so fun!! and i want a grocery store like yours ~ ours just doesn't have the fun stuff yours does! =)

  • Marie Matter December 19, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    I've looked for peppermint crunch the past few times I've been to the grocery store, but it's not there! Where do you find it? I'm in the Dallas area too, so maybe I'm just going to the wrong grocery store!

  • Mix and Match Mama December 19, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Hey Marie! I find it at Walmart, Kroger, Target and Market Street. Andes makes it. Good luck and Merry Christmas!

  • Marie Matter December 19, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Thanks!! I've looked at Tom Thumb and Central Market with no luck, so I'll try those! Thanks!!

  • Lauren December 19, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Hi Shay! OK This is basically our first Christmas in our house with Parker old enough to really know what's going on. We've put our foot down…we will always wake up in our house Christmas Day, we just want that for our kids! So…I'm giddy with excitement about traditions to start, one of them being what to make for Christmas morning breakfast. Any ideas? What do you do? Just curious! Merry Christmas!

  • Mix and Match Mama December 19, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Hey Lauren!
    I like to make things that I can assemble the night before and just pop in the oven on Chistmas morning. My French Toast Casserole and my Sausage Casserole (both under the breakfast tab) are easy, easy and can be assembled the night before. Our kiddos are at the perfect age!! So much fun!

  • Mandi Langton December 20, 2012 at 3:10 am

    I wish there was a like button on your blog cause I don't always have something to say but I ALWAYS like what you post!! Keep em comin!

  • Katherine December 13, 2014 at 5:22 pm


    The condensed milk didn't soak all the way thru on my cake and there is now a layer of it on top… Is that normal? Or did I use too much?

  • Mix and Match Mama December 13, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    That's normal Katherine! Enjoy!

  • Lisa December 1, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    do you think regular icing could be used instead of cool whip or is the cake too moist on top to spread it well?

  • Kaycee December 20, 2015 at 4:30 am

    I made this last year and it was such a huge hit that I'm making it again!! It's delish! 😀