Candy Cane Red Velvet Cake with Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting

November 25, 2013

Chocolatey red velvet cake and peppermint striped candy canes -- what more could you want? This recipe takes that dreamy combination one step further and blends crushed candy cane into an irresistible cream cheese frosting, which is then layered between two rounds of moist red velvet cake.

Red Velvet Cake with Candy Cane Cream Cheese Frosting
Submitted by Arielle


2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
1 cup buttermilk, at room temperature
2 large eggs, at room temperature
2 tablespoons red food coloring
1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pound cream cheese, at room temperature
4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
4 candy canes, crushed
2 sticks butter, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

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