What is Christmas without candy canes? Candy Canes are essential to Christmas! I remember one of the best parts of Christmas was getting a huge candy cane from my Aunt Jenni along with a new Christmas coloring book. She would give them to us every year and my sisters and I looked forward to it! They were the big candy canes, a big delicious stick of peppermint. We would get them all over our faces as kids and would enjoy every last drop 🙂 Making this cake brought back those happy memories of those candy canes from my Aunt Jenni.
I made this cake from my favorite white cake recipe. I baked three separate pans. I made the filling with heavy whipping cream with chopped up pieces of peppermint kisses. I covered the cake in whipped cream and put chopped up pieces of candy canes on the sides. It was really easy to make and is the perfect amount of peppermint. It is light and fluffy with the whipped cream frosting and filling. To make the whipped cream, simple put two cups of heavy whipping cream in a mixer with 3 TB of sugar and beat with whisk attachment until stiff peaks form. To crush the candy canes, I put them in a plastic bag. I covered the bag with a towel and hit the bag with a hammer. It was fun and my three year old loved watching me do it lol!
- 2 boxes white cake mix 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups granulated sugar 1 1/2 teas. salt 8 egg whites 2 2/3 cups water 4 Tbls. vegetable oil 2 cups (16oz carton) sour cream 2 teaspoon clear vanilla flavor 2 teaspoons almond extract
- *For my cake I cut this recipe in half
- Mix all dry ingredients by hand using a whisk in a very large mixing bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and beat on low speed for 2 minutes. Bake at 325 degrees
- ***One recipe makes: one 14" round + one 6" round
- or one 16" round
- or one 12" round + one 10" round
- or one 12x18" sheet cake
- or one 12" round + one 8" round + one 6"
- Half a recipe makes: two 8" rounds
- or two 6" rounds + 6 cupcakes
I hope you enjoy this cake! Merry Christmas!!
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