Red velvet peppermint cake Recipe

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makes:

1

Skill:

easy

Total Time:

00:35

Prep:

00:10

Cooking:

00:25

Bakes from the States! Give classic American red velvet cake a festive update by topping it with cool peppermint frosting and some crushed candy canes

Ingredients

  • 1 (18.25oz) white cake mix
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 1/3 cups buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 (9oz) yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons liquid red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1 x tub Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting (or use our
  • and add a few drops of peppermint essence)
  • To decorate
  • :
  • Green plastic Christmas trees or similar cake decorations
  • 6 (5-inch) red and white peppermint candy canes, crushed
  • 12 (5-inch) green candy canes, broken
  • 12 round peppermint candies

Method

  • Beat first 4 ingredients according to cake mix package directions.

  • Beat yellow cake mix and next 6 ingredients according to package directions. Spoon red batter alternately with white batter into 3 greased and floured 9-inch round cakepans. Swirl batter gently with a knife.

  • Bake at 350°F for 22 to 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool on wire racks.

  • Spread Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake. Garnish with the crushed candies, if desired. Serve within 2 hours.

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