Candy Cane Cake

Candy Cane Cake

Your little elves’ eyes will light up when they see--and taste--this pretty peppermint cake.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

2:20

Hrs:Mins

Makes

12

servings

Cake
1
box Betty Crocker® 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
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, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Generously grease and flour 12-cup fluted tube cake pan. Make cake batter as directed on box. Pour about 2 cups batter into pan. In 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 and cool cake as directed on box.
  3. In small bowl, mix white icing ingredients. If necessary, stir in additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until smooth and spreadable. Spread over cake. Sprinkle crushed candy on top. Store loosely covered.
Makes 12 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Fluted tube cake pans can be a challenge to grease. Try this: Place a dab of shortening on the outside of a small food-storage plastic bag. Slip the bag on your hand and rub shortening on the inside of the pan. Repeat with more shortening until every nook and cranny is greased. Give the inside of the pan a good sprinkling with flour, shake excess from pan, and your baked cake will slip right out!

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 240
    • (Calories from Fat 70),
  • Total Fat 8g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 280mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 41g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 26g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.