Who doesn't love candy canes? From the teeny ones you get after sitting on Santa's lap, to the big sticks that take many a'lick to dwindle down. Take your affinity for candy canes and your love for cake, and voila - Candy Cane cake! Genious...

Candy Cane Cake

1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® white cake mix
water, vegetable oil and egg whites (as per box directions)
1/2 teaspoon red food color
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract

White Icing:
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk or water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla, if desired

Decoration: Crushed candy canes or crushed hard peppermint candies


1. Heat oven to 325°F. Generously grease and flour 12-cup fluted tube cake pan.

2. Make cake batter as directed on box. Pour about 2 cups batter into pan. Into small bowl, pour about 3/4 cup batter; stir in food color and peppermint extract. Carefully pour pink batter over white batter in pan. Carefully pour remaining white batter over pink batter.

2. Bake as directed on box 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 1 hour.

3. In small bowl, mix icing ingredients. If necessary, stir in additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until smooth and spreadable. Spread icing over cake. Sprinkle top with crushed candy. Store loosely covered.



Carrie said...

Oh sounds so yummy!

summer said...

i have never seen this before- it looks amazing!
oh my... i'm not much for candy canes or anything, but this cake could definitely get me in the minty mood

Sara Christine said...

I have a sneaking suspicion I would not be able to create such perfect red swirls. It would all just turn into a pink mess, I'm sure. :)

paisley peacock said...

ummmm...yum! I l-o-v-e anything peppermint. Thanks for sharing!!

Carla said...

I am so trying this!