Chocolate and Peppermint Christmas Cake

I just wanted to share a few pictures of the dark chocolate, peppermint cheesecake filled cake that I made for my friends birthday. It was so yummy!

 I made a chocolate cake recipe and layered with the cheesecake filling and I found these Andes peppermint chips that  I added into the filling. It had a little bit of the candycane crunch in it to make feel more Christmas-y. 
I decorated it with buttercream that was dyed red and then did hand painted flower “embroidery”. It was my first time doing it but it was pretty easy so I think I’ll share a tutorial if someone asks for it. 
Peppermint cheesecake filling:
– One block cream cheese
– Two sticks of unsalted butter
– 2 cups powdered sugar
– 1 teaspoon Mexican vanilla
– 1 cup Andes peppermint flavored baking chips
Combine cream cheese and butter with a handmixer for two minutes or until fluffy. Slowly add powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time until fully incorporated. Add Mexican vanilla and fold in Andies mints by hand. Enjoy.