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Peppermint Ribbon Cake Recipe

Peppermint Ribbon Cake Recipe

With its pretty pink layer and fabulous mint flavor, this is a great holiday dessert. Because I work full-time, I like the fact that it calls for a convenient cake mix. —Lisa M. Varner, El Paso, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. Combine confectioners' sugar and milk; drizzle over cake. Sprinkle with remaining crushed candies. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 300 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 312mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

Reviews for Peppermint Ribbon Cake

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peachynonni User ID: 4215913 183855
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2014

"I love the easiness of this recipe, along with the great taste. A good holiday cake recipe."

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kittycatgirl17 User ID: 6815690 183854
Reviewed May. 4, 2014

"This dry, crumbly cake turned out impossible to eat. Tasty, use it as the cake pop crumbles.We did make it with egg replacer, but it was impossibly dry."

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sheila7m User ID: 1150454 172583
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2014

"Very easy to make and everyone in the family enjoyed it. Will make it again."

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kerrynjames User ID: 5662698 211138
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2014

"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!"

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blrobinson User ID: 6846309 116005
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

"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!"

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olawebb User ID: 4589617 186411
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2012

"I have made this a few times. I have used green instead of red and it looks fine both ways."

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staylor49 User ID: 3690566 145261
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2012

"Made this for our ladies Christmas luncheon at church. They loved it, even though my top stuck some. That's what I get for not reading the reviews first. But I will definitely make it again, and grease and flour my pan more. If you use 20 pieces of peppermint Starlight candies the amount comes out perfect."

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tami519 User ID: 6714425 145260
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2012

"I tried to make this cake twice and both times it stuck to the bundt pan and was ruined - so I thought! Instead I made a Peppermint Trifle out of the two cakes! I broke up the cakes and alternated layers of cake and Cool Whip in a large clear bowl. It was an awesome Christmas treat. I'm making it again this year - It was a big hit!"

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harleytwo User ID: 3285623 183727
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2012

"My granddaughter made this cake and brought it to our house for Thanksgiving. Everyone enjoyed it a lot. It was not only good, but was very attractive."

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jshippee74@yahoo.com User ID: 3914503 168164
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2012

"Easy and wonderful!"

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Tamuril User ID: 6523519 168162
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2012

"This is so yummy! It was a huge hit at my boyfriend's family's house during Christmas time that they requested me to make it again next holiday. And since I told my coworkers about it, now they, too, are requesting me to make it simply just because it sounds good! Easy to make if you're not a baking-guru, or you need something simple and cute to the eye!"

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MBawden User ID: 336151 126730
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2012

"I made this for a Christmas potluck party. It was a HUGH success with requests for the recipe. The peppermint pieces in the "ribbon" won't stick to the pan if the candy is crushed to a powder. I used a sugarfree

cake mix available in our grocery stores since many at the party were diabetics."

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marylou310 User ID: 1311611 186409
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2012

"very easy to make, very tasty cake. i enjoyed with out the frosting"

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LibbiPeach@cox.net User ID: 4441258 101444
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2011

"I made this for Christmas this year. I'm not a huge peppermint fan, but this is NOT overbearing at all. Presentation is great, and taste is great. This may become a regular at our Christmas meals now."

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angiekaiser User ID: 5972557 211137
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2011

"This recipe was very tasty, however, I don't know how anyone was able to get it out of the pan. I made it twice and both times, the crushed candies that were added to the batter, melted to the bottom of the pan and stuck there."

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WandaKman User ID: 30518 187273
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2011

"Delicious! A pretty addition to Christmas dessert table."

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lsr29 User ID: 5714648 145259
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

"Far better than expected. I used peppermint chips for baking instead of crushed peppermints and left out the peppermint extract and it was very good."

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1Bahamamama User ID: 6380651 183853
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

"I made this for our office party. It was a HUGE hit. Everyone loved it and wanted the recipe. I going to make it again for Christmas. Super easy also !!"

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msdaniel User ID: 1558671 183724
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2011

"Great cake and easy"

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Jan Dennis User ID: 1044723 183723
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2011

"My cake came out fantastic! Did not fall apart when taking out of pan. I did make my peppermint pieces much smaller and would make them even smaller next time. Love the peppermint."

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Sadie999 User ID: 4171605 168153
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2011

"To make the icing drizzle, I had to add another tablespoon or so of milk. This addition produced a cake just like the pix!

As I am aware some people dislike the peppermint flavor, I placed whole mints around the platter. Alas, for some people even this provided no clue until tasted!!"

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Mitzimom3 User ID: 5677320 168152
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2011

"I made this for a Christmas potluck and got rave reviews! It was easy to make and perfect for the holidays. I did chop my peppermints a little smaller for the top than it shows in the picture. I added a little more milk to the glaze as it was a little thick to drizzle. No problems with sticking or with the ribbon falling to the bottom of the pan. I will definately make this one again!"

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megankate User ID: 6184423 183852
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2011

"I don't know what I did wrong. Maybe it wasn't cool enough when I removed it from the pan. It fell apart. Smells great and my kids will eat but now I have to bake something else for our party!"

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l_finn24 User ID: 1626617 185773
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2011

"I added more peppermint by accident and it was still wonderful. My family liked and said could make again."

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Bama O'ma User ID: 5353606 166740
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

"Made this for the church Christmas get-together; it was a hit! Easy to make and looked just like the picture!"

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thekurzhals User ID: 1586742 101443
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

"Make sure you flour the pan. I didn't and the batter that was red/peppermint is a little sticky than the regular batter and sticks to the inner part of the bundt pan."

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Patdale User ID: 5838723 116002
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

"I'm not sure what I did, but the peppermint fell to the bottom of the pan and stuck. I had a very hard time getting this out of the pan. When I took it out of the oven, the cake sat high in the pan, but shrunk down as it cooled. I used the icing to cover the spots that stuck. The taste was good, but I guess I would have to work with it more."

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chantelm User ID: 6342023 172581
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

"I add more mint that recommended due to the fact that I LOVE mint! My cake fell apart but I blame my pan. :( BUT all in all a great cake! I LOVE the taste. So sweet! Will make again and again! :)"

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seekere User ID: 5180847 183718
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

"Execellent"

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grjen User ID: 2792354 116001
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

"I have made this before and it is delicious, beautiful, and easy."

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kyrajo User ID: 3262743 183716
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

"Wonderful cake. Will make again and again"

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sappleyard User ID: 3735524 172577
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

"Very easy, very inexpensive, very tasty and very pretty! It was a big hit at a Christmas pot-luck. I might change the flavoring to spearmint just for fun."

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traciaulenbacher User ID: 4799954 172576
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2011

"a"

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reddingmom User ID: 1615355 187271
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2011

"Made this cake for a family celebration and it was easy and delicious. Three of my family and friends are making it for their potlucks!"

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jb27 User ID: 1403991 185771
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2011

"YUM - looks and tastes great. It's not too hard, either"

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Chez Rea User ID: 5323463 107138
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2011

"It's beautiful, tasty, and EASY--what's not to like? I had to try this recipe for Christmas time this year as my son had already helped me with crushing peppermint candies for my first attempt at making peppermint bark. He pulverized half of it, so that peppermint powder is what I used for this cake. I substituted water for the milk in the icing and added more peppermint powder to it. If you don't have pulverized mints, you should add peppermint extract to the icing."

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