Peppermint Ribbon Cake Recipe
- 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
- 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1/2 teaspoon red food coloring
- 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons crushed peppermint candies, divided
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 tablespoon 2% milk
- Prepare cake batter according to package directions. Transfer 1 cup to a small bowl; stir in the extract, food coloring and 1/2 cup crushed candies.
- Spoon 2 cups of remaining batter into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Carefully top with peppermint batter; do not swirl. Top with remaining plain batter.
- Bake at 350° for 35-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Combine confectioners' sugar and milk; drizzle over cake. Sprinkle with remaining crushed candies. Yield: 12 servings.
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Very easy to make and everyone in the family enjoyed it. Will make it again.
I should have read the reviews! This cake is super yummy... however, make SURE you grease and flour the pan heavily. I lost about a third of it due to sticking to the pan. Also, when I was smashing the last two candy canes, I found the perfect method: Triple bag them (one ziploc on the inside, then two plain sandwich bags around that. Lay them flat on a plastic cutting board and smash down with a saucepan. SO MUCH EASIER than trying to pulverize them with a wooden spoon! Enjoy!
I made this cake on Christmas Eve to take as one (of many) desserts on Christmas Day at my mum's. It smells delightful while baking!! After reading through reviews, I decided to pulverize my box of 12 candy canes (enough dust to make 2 cakes!). I greased and floured a bundt pan well, and had no problems with the cake sticking. I was really afraid the 1/2 cup of candy canes and 1/2 tsp of peppermint would be "over-kill", but it was just right. Not only that, it LOOKED like the picture. 2 thumbs up for this wonderful holiday recipe!
I was a little skeptical at first about a peppermint cake. But it was quick and easy, and not chocolate, which I am allergic to, so I decided to give it a try. I'm very glad I did! This was very easy to make, and oh so yummy! I crushed up candy canes instead of mints, and omg, I loved it! I will be making this again! It's really good!
I have made this a few times. I have used green instead of red and it looks fine both ways.