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Holiday Candy Cane Cake

A shape straight from Santa’s workshop can transform an easy-to-make cake into the theme for your next holiday gathering. What a simple joy!

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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 30 min
  • Servings 20

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
1
cup milk
1
package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
3
eggs
1
teaspoon peppermint extract
2
containers Betty Crocker™ Whipped fluffy white frosting
2
to 3 rolls (from 4.5-ounce box) Betty Crocker™ Fruit by the Foot™ strawberry fruit snack

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Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. Generously grease and lightly flour 12-cup fluted tube cake pan. Or spray with baking spray with flour.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cake mix, milk, cream cheese, vanilla and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly, then on medium speed 2 minutes. Pour into pan.
  • 3 Bake 38 to 44 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 15 minutes; turn upside down onto cooling rack and remove pan. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4 To assemble, cut cake in half crosswise. Place half of cake on serving plate to form hook of candy cane. Cut remaining half into 5 equal pieces (about 2 inches wide). Stir half of the peppermint extract into each container of frosting. Attach cut pieces to hook of candy cane with frosting, alternating pieces to form the straight part of the cane. Frost cake.
  • 5 To decorate, arrange strips of fruit snack rolls on cake to look like stripes on a candy cane. Store cake loosely covered.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

A few drops of red or green food color added to the frosting will give your next candy cane cake a whole new look!

For peppermint crunch, omit the strawberry fruit snack and sprinkle the cake with 1 cup of crushed peppermint candy canes.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
270
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
2g
2%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
220mg
220%;
Total Carbohydrate
41g
41%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
31g
31%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
2%;
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; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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