Seasonal holidays: Christmas

Image provided by CHELSWEETS. Top: Peppermint mocha Christmas cake.

It’s officially December, meaning Christmas is right around the corner! Everyone is getting ready for the festivities, and drinking lots of the famous peppermint mocha at Starbucks. During Christmas, peppermint flavors start to get really popular: you can make cakes, drinks and chocolates with that minty holiday flavor. Here I am sharing one of my favorite recipes perfect for Christmas. It’s a peppermint cake, layered with mocha cake, then leveled with layers of white chocolate frosting, peppermint flakes and chocolate chips in the layers, coated with the frosting again then lastly a chocolate mocha drip to finish it off. This cake is so delicious with hot chocolate with marshmallows on top. It really does make it feel like Christmas. 

Recipe can be found at

Heba Kibboua is a senior at Washington. She grew up in Fremont, California but her roots are from Algeria and Afghanistan. This is her first year at the Hatchet. Her journalistic interests are mainly world issues, such as the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. She also has a passion for activism and equal rights. Her hobbies consist of baking and skating. An extracurricular activity she is a part of at school is being the president for ASU (Afghan Student Union). Her future plans are going to medical school to become a physician's assistant.

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