This easy little cake will not disappoint. We enjoyed it for breakfast & dessert and I loved the hint of peppermint that you would taste. Sadly, I don’t have a picture of the inside, but it has a cute red swirl running through it. It’s a great thing to take to all of those Christmas parties that are filling up your calendar!
Candy Cane Cake
1 box SuperMoist white cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box
1/2 teaspoon red food color
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk or water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla, if desired
Crushed candy canes or crushed hard peppermint candies, if desired
- Heat oven to 325°F. Generously grease and flour 12-cup fluted tube cake pan. 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.
- 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.
- 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.