Santa’s Favorite Cake Recipe

This is a red velvet cake with a peppermint twist, and a delicious peppermint cream cheese frosting.

Santa’s Favorite Cake Recipe

How To Make Santa's Favorite Cake

A wonderfully crafted cake that tastes just as good as it looks! This amazing combination of white sponge cake along with a red velvet layer that is not only delightful in it of itself, but with the smothering of flavorful cream cheese and peppermint frosting completes it all!

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 45 mins


For White Cake Layer:

  • 1 pkg. white cake mix
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 ⅓ cups buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

For Red Cake Layer:

  • 1 pkg. yellow cake mix
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp red food coloring
  • 1 tsp cider vinegar

For Frosting:

  • 1 pkg cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup margarine, softened
  • 2 pkg confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tsp peppermint extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Grease and flour three 9-inch round cake pans.

  3. In a large bowl, combine white cake mix, egg whites, buttermilk, and vegetable oil.

  4. Mix with an electric mixer for 2 minutes on high speed.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine yellow cake mix, 1/2 cup buttermilk, 1 egg, cocoa, red food coloring, and vinegar.
  6. Use an electric mixer to beat for 2 minutes on high speed.
  7. Spoon white batter alternately with red batter into the prepared cake pans.
  8. Swirl batter gently with a knife to create a marbled effect.
  9. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted into the centers comes out clean.
  10. Let cool in pans for at least 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  11. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and margarine until smooth.
  12. Gradually blend in sugar until incorporated and smooth.
  13. Stir in peppermint extract.
  14. Spread peppermint cream cheese frosting between layers, and on top and sides of cake.


  • Sugar: 3g
  • :
  • Calcium: 69mg
  • Calories: 257kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 38mg
  • Fat: 26g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 111mg
  • Protein: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 9g
  • Sodium: 296mg
  • Vitamin A: 1010IU
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