Candy Cane Cake

candy-cane-cake2What 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.
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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!


White Almond Sour Cream Cake (WASC)


  • 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


  1. 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
  2. ***One recipe makes: one 14" round + one 6" round
  3. or one 16" round
  4. or one 12" round + one 10" round
  5. or one 12x18" sheet cake
  6. or one 12" round + one 8" round + one 6"
  7. Half a recipe makes: two 8" rounds
  8. or two 6" rounds + 6 cupcakes




I hope you enjoy this cake! Merry Christmas!!


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61 thoughts on “Candy Cane Cake

  1. How do you get the crushed peppermint (or anything like chopped nuts, etc.) on the sides of a cake without demolishing it?

    • Hi Kari, I just put a handful in my hand and gently stick it on the side. I do this over and over until it is all covered. I hope this helps

  2. Shamene, this cake is so absolutely Christmas beautiful! This is the first thing I am seeing this morning and it’s starting my day with the biggest smile every! Thank you SO much for joining us and sharing at Best of the Weekend! Pinning and sharing! I am so happy that you help make the party so fantastic and thank you for partying with us in 2013. Happy holidays and looking forward to seeing you on Friday nights in 2014! xo

    • Thank you so much Cindy! I am so happy you pinned the cake and shared it, that helps so much! For sure I will be back to your party. Happy Holidays!

  3. Thanks for the tip….I still manage to usually make a mess out of it, but yours looks beautiful. I guess I will keep practicing – thank you!

  4. I would really love it if you came and lived by me. I might even buy you a house just so you can bake me beautiful cakes! I love the brightness candy canes brought to this cake. Thank you again for sharing on Foodie Friday

  5. Thank you for linking up at Craft, Create & Inspire linky party last weekend , your awesome project is featured this week, be sure to grab a featured button ..

    Hope to see you at this weeks party 🙂

    Happy Holidays

    claire xo

  6. Holy Buckets this looks amazing!! Almost too pretty to even eat! Thanks for sharing on DIY Sunday Showcase! I’m pinning this one on our talent board! The next party starts at 5 this Saturday! Hope to see ya there!!


    • Thank you so much Laura! I am so excited to be featured! I will grab a button and put it on two of my pages. Thank you so much for featuring my cake!

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