Candy Cane Cake Recipe

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Recipes.net Team March 20, 2020
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Thinking of serving up some cake for the Christmas season? Your family and friends will be wide-eyed with the look of this delicious peppermint cake.

How To Make Candy Cane Cake

A light and minty dessert that's perfect for the Christmas spirit.

For Cake:

  • 1 box white cake mix (Betty Crocker SuperMoist)
  • water (called for on cake mix box)
  • vegetable oil (called for on cake mix box)
  • egg whites (called for on cake mix box)
  • 1/2 tsp red food color
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract

For White Icing:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk (or water)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla (if desired)

For Decoration:

  • candy canes (or hard peppermint candies, crushed )
  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Generously grease your baking pan.

  2. Make cake batter as directed on box in a large mixing bowl. Pour part of the mixture on the baking pan.

  3. Into small bowl, pour about 3/4 C. batter; stir in food color and peppermint extract. Carefully pour pink batter over white batter in pan.

  4. Carefully pour the remaining white batter 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 30-35 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 small bowl, mix icing ingredients. If necessary, stir in additional milk, 1 tsp. at a time, until smooth and spreadable.

  7. Spread icing over cake. Sprinkle top with crushed candy. Store loosely covered.

How To Make Candy Cane Cake

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A light and minty dessert that's perfect for the Christmas spirit.

Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 1 hr
Serves:
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Ingredients

For Cake:

  • 1 box white cake mix, Betty Crocker SuperMoist
  • water, called for on cake mix box
  • vegetable oil, called for on cake mix box
  • egg whites , called for on cake mix box
  • 1/2 tsp red food color
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract

For White Icing:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk , or water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla, if desired

For Decoration:

  • candy canes , or hard peppermint candies, crushed

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Generously grease your baking pan.

  2. Make cake batter as directed on box in a large mixing bowl. Pour part of the mixture on the baking pan.

  3. Into small bowl, pour about 3/4 C. batter; stir in food color and peppermint extract. Carefully pour pink batter over white batter in pan.

  4. Carefully pour the remaining white batter 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 30-35 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 small bowl, mix icing ingredients. If necessary, stir in additional milk, 1 tsp. at a time, until smooth and spreadable.

  7. Spread icing over cake. Sprinkle top with crushed candy. Store loosely covered.

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Nutrition

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