Santa's Favorite Cake

"Here is another recipe from the website. "This is a red velvet cake with a peppermint twist, and a delicious peppermint cream cheese frosting.""
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1 9 inch cake


  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) package white cake mix
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 13 cups buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 (9 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 12 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 12 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup margarine, softened
  • 2 (16 ounce) packages confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour three 9 inch round cake pans.
  • In a large bowl, combine white cake mix, egg whites, buttermilk and vegetable oil. Mix with an electric mixer for 2 minutes on high speed.
  • In a separate bowl, combine yellow cake mix, buttermilk, egg, cocoa, red food coloring and vinegar. Use an electric mixer to beat for 2 minutes on high speed.
  • Spoon white batter alternately with red batter into the prepared cake pans. Swirl batter gently with a knife to create a marbled effect.
  • Bake for 22-25 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted into the centers comes out clean. Let cool in pans for at least 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and margarine until smooth. Gradually blend in sugar until incorporated and smooth. Stir in peppermint extract. Spread peppermint cream cheese frosting between layers, and on top and sides of cake.

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  1. I have made this cake three years in a row now. I would highly suggest when frosting to put the icing in-between the layers, refrigerate for about an hour and then frost the rest of the cake to avoid the cake sliding from all of the soft frosting. We really enjoy this cake and it is pretty easy to make. Thanks for posting!
  2. I made this last Valentines Day for a banquet at our American Legion. I found it in Southern Living-- under another name-- but it's the same recipe :-) It was very good and made quite an impression-- makes 3 very large layers. Very pretty with the red and white marbling.



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