Cook1 hr 45 mins
A beautiful, yet simple to prepare cake, perfect for the Christmas holiday. A nice addition to the dessert menu for a family gathering or other event.
- 1 (18 ounce) packagebetty crocker supermoist white cake mix
- 1 1⁄4 cups water
- 1⁄3 cup vegetable oil
- 3 egg whites
- 1⁄2 teaspoon red food coloring
- 1⁄2 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 -2 tablespoon milk
- 1⁄2 teaspoon regular vanilla or 1⁄2 teaspoon clear vanilla
- crushed candy cane (optional)
- Heat oven to 350. Generously grease a 10 to 12 cup bundt pan; lightly coat with flour.
- Make cake mix as directed on package. Pour about 2 cups of batter into pan.
- In small bowl, pour about 3/4 cup batter; 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 38 to 42 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes our clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan to wire rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
- In small bowl, mix together glaze ingredients, using just 1 T of milk at first. Stir in additional milk 1 teaspoon at a time until smooth and consistency of thick syrup. Spread glaze over cake, allowing some to drizzle down side. Garnish with crushed candy canes, if desired.
- Store loosely covered at room temperature.
I've been making this every Christmas for about 4 years now. It's such an impressive and delicious dessert. Everyone thinks you've spent countless hours working on it. For the drizzle, I warm up 1/2 a tub of Betty Crocker's Whipped Fluffy White ready to spread frosting. Only for about 15 second in the microwave. That's just enough to get it to move down the sides of the cake.
I was looking for this recipe. I made it last year and it was requested again this year. I used a decorative bundt pan so I didn't frost the cake. I wanted the shape of the cake to show, so I just drizzled it with frosting and then sprinkled the crushed candy canes on top. It was so pretty and the cake was moist, so it didn't need the extra frosting.
I'm sorry to be so late reviewing this, but I had actually forgotten about baking it. I made this for a Christmas luncheon, and over half of it was untouched. I took the remainder to a Church get-together later that afternoon, and still had some left-over. For whatever reason, it just didn't seem to appeal to people. I'm not sure why, because it was very pretty with the pink swirl inside and my son assured me it tasted "okay". The small slice I had was good, but just wasn't a WOW. Thanks for a interesting recipe, but next year I guess I'll try something else.