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Candy Cane Cake

 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 6:17 pm    Post subject: Candy Cane Cake Reply with quote

I usually eat fairly simply, but I do love to cook and I'm always trying new recipes out on my kids and grandkids when they come to visit. Last year's Christmas dinner included this Candy Cane Cake, which must have come from the Betty Crocker web site, since I see the ® symbol in the list of ingredients. This cake starts with a mix, so it couldn't be easier. And not only does it taste good, but it looks real Christmas-y, too.

Candy Cane Cake
Your little elves' eyes will light up when they see -- and taste-- this pretty peppermint bundt cake.

1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® white cake mix
1 1/4 c. water
1/3 c. vegetable oil
3 egg whites
1/2 t. red food color
1/2 t. peppermint extract

White Icing
1 c. powdered sugar
1 T. milk or water
1/2 t. vanilla, if desired

Decoration
Crushed candy canes or crushed hard peppermint candies, if desired

Heat oven to 350ºF. Generously grease and flour 12-cup fluted tube (bundt cake) pan. In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil and egg whites with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds; beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.

Pour about 2 cups batter into pan. Pour about 3/4 cup batter into small bowl; stir in food color and peppermint extract. Carefully pour pink batter over white batter in pan. Carefully pour remaining white batter over pink batter.

Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Turn pan upside down onto wire rack or heatproof serving plate; remove pan. Cool cake completely, about 1 hour.

In small bowl, mix all icing ingredients. Stir in additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until smooth and spreadable. Spread icing over cake. Sprinkle top with crushed candy.


My Note: Rather than attempt to spread the frosting all over the lumpy, bumpy sides of my bundt cake, I poured the frosting around the top of the cake and let it run partially down the sides. I thought it looked prettier that way and the crushed candy stuck to it just as well. Laughing
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