Candy Cane Cake Recipe

Thinking of serving up some cake for the Christmas season? Family and friends will be wide-eyed with the look of this delicious peppermint candy cake.

Candy Cane Cake Recipe

How To Make Candy Cane Cake

Have a festive celebration with this candy cane cake recipe. Light and moist cake frosted with white icing and topped off with sweet candy canes.

Prep: 10 mins
Cool: 25 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 1 hr 20 mins


For Cake:

  • 1 box Betty Crocker Super Moist White Cake Mix
  • ½ tsp red food coloring
  • ½ tsp peppermint extract

For White Icing:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk, or water
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract, if desired

For Garnish:

  • candy canes, or hard peppermint candies, crushed


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F then generously grease your baking pan.
  2. Make the cake batter as directed in the package instruction. Pour ⅓ cup of the mixture into the baking pan and bake for 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Into a small bowl, pour another ⅓ cup of the batter; stir in the food color and the peppermint extract.
  4. Carefully pour the pink batter over the baked white batter and bake again for roughly 3 minutes or until stable.
  5. Carefully pour the remaining ⅓ cup of white batter over the pink batter. This is to create a thin layer of coloring at the center of the cake when you slice through.
  6. Bake the cake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. In a small bowl, mix the icing ingredients. If necessary, stir in additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until smooth and spreadable.
  8. Cool for 10 minutes then turn the pan upside down onto a cooling rack or heatproof serving plate. Cool the cake completely for about 15 minutes.
  9. Spread the icing over the cake and sprinkle with crushed candy on top. Store loosely covered and enjoy!


  • Sugar: 20g
  • :
  • Calcium: 3mg
  • Calories: 310kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 54g
  • Cholesterol: 1mg
  • Fat: 10g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 5mg
  • Protein: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 1mg
  • Vitamin A: 4IU
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