Candy cane cake

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

A beautiful cake.

What you’ll need:

1 box white cake mix and ingredients needed to prepare it
½ tsp red food coloring
½ tsp peppermint extract
1 c powdered sugar
1 Tbl milk or water
½ tsp vanilla
Crushed peppermint candies, if desired

Heat oven to 325 degrees. Generously grease and flour a fluted tube cake (bundt) pan. Mix cake batter according to package directions. Pour about 2 cups batter into pan. Pour about ¾ c batter into a small bowl. Mix in food coloring and peppermint extract and carefully pour pink batter over white batter in pan. Carefully pour remaining white batter over the top of that. Bake as directed on box or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes and remove from pan. Cool completely, about 1 hour. In a small bowl, mix together powdered sugar, milk and vanilla. If necessary, stir in additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time until smooth and spreadable. Spread over top of cake. Immediately sprinkle crushed candy over the icing.

boxed cake mix - $1.29
ingredients to make cake - $1.50
mint extract - $3.12
powdered sugar - $1.69
vanilla - $2.25
peppermint candies - $2.00/big bag
Total - $3.68

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