Candy Cane Cake Recipe

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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 cake.

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: 30 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 1 hr



  • 1 box Betty Crocker Super Moist white cake mix
  • water, called for on cake mix box
  • vegetable oil, called for on cake mix box
  • egg whites, called for on cake mix box
  • ½ tsp red food color
  • ½ tsp peppermint extract

White Icing:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk, or water
  • ½ tsp vanilla, if desired


  • candy canes, or hard peppermint candies, crushed


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour the baking pan.
  2. Make cake batter as directed on box in a large mixing bowl. Pour about 2 cups of mixture into the baking pan.
  3. To make the pink batter, pour ¾ cup of batter into a small bowl; stir in a few drops of red food coloring and peppermint extract.
  4. Pour the remaining white batter in mixing bowl over pink batter. This is to create a thin layer of coloring at the center of the cake when you slice through.
  5. Bake cake for 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Turn pan upside down onto cooling rack or heatproof serving plate; remove pan. Cool cake completely, about 15 minutes.
  6. In a small bowl, mix icing ingredients. If necessary, stir in additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until smooth and spreadable.
  7. Spread icing over cake. Sprinkle top with crushed candy and store in fridge, loosely covered


  • Sugar: 28g
  • :
  • Calcium: 96mg
  • Calories: 201kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 45g
  • Cholesterol: 1mg
  • Fat: 2g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 27mg
  • Protein: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 299mg
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