Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Peppermint Cake

Peppermint Cake

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
25-30 minutes
Yields:
Tags:
12 servings
Good for parties/potlucks, Kid friendly

Ingredients

1 bag M&M'S brand milk chocolate candies for the holidays
1 bag Milky Way brand minis
1 box (18.25 ounce) devil's food cake mix, plus ingredients to prepare
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 can (16 ounce) vanilla frosting
2 tablespoons clear edible glitter
2 6-inch lollipop sticks
red ribbon

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Grease and flour the two 8 or 9 inch round cake pans.

  3. Prepare the cake mix according to the package directions.

  4. Roughly chop 15 MILKY WAY(R) Brand Minis (about 2 cups) and fold them into the batter.

  5. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans.

  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  7. Place on a wire rack, and let cool completely.

  8. While the cake is cooling, mix peppermint extract into the frosting.

  9. Level the cake tops by trimming them flat. Place one cake on a serving platter.

  10. Spread 1/2 cup of frosting on top.

  11. Place the other cake on top of the first; then cover it completely with the remaining frosting.

  12. Using a toothpick, divide the cake into 8 equal parts.

  13. Then gently drag the tip of the toothpick through the frosting to create a swirl effect.

  14. Decorate with green and red M&M'S Brand Milk Chocolate Candies for the Holidays, leaving white spaces in between the two colors. Sprinkle edible glitter on the white parts of the cake.

  15. Gather a 5-inch piece of cellophane around the tip of a lollipop stick and tie it closed with red ribbon.

  16. Make two of these; insert each on opposite sides of the cake to look like a mint candy wrapper.


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