Peppermint Layer Cake

Here's the perfect festive dessert recipe for your holiday table – a Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ layered cake, that looks and tastes like Christmas peppermint candy.

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 20 min
  • Servings 12

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ white cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box
1/4
teaspoon mint extract
3
containers Betty Crocker™ Whipped fluffy white frosting
Red and green paste food color
20
red and green hard round peppermint candies, unwrapped
12
red and green candy canes

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease 2 (8-inch) round cake pans with shortening and lightly flour, or spray with baking spray with flour.
  • 2 Make cake mix as directed on box, using water, oil and eggs and adding mint extract. Pour batter into pans. Bake as directed for 8-inch rounds. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely. Cut each cake layer horizontally to make 2 layers. (Mark side of cake with toothpicks and cut with long, thin serrated knife.)
  • 3 Tint 1 container frosting with red food color. Tint 1 cup frosting from second container with green food color. Leave remaining frosting white.
  • 4 Place 1 cake layer, cut side up, on serving plate; spread with half of red frosting to within 1/2 inch of edge. Top with second cake layer, cut side down; spread with green frosting. Top with third cake layer, cut side up; spread with remaining red frosting. Top with remaining cake layer. Spread white frosting on top and side of cake. Freeze 1 hour.
  • 5 Place red and green round peppermint candies on bottom edge of cake. Break candy canes into large pieces; place in center of cake.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
670
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
26g
26%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
),
Sodium
350mg
350%;
Total Carbohydrate
105g
105%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 6 Other Carbohydrate; 5 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
7
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.