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peppermint loaf cake

Recipe by
Kathy W
New Carlisle, OH

This pepprminty cake is perfect for the Holiday Season. Easy to make. Makes 2 loaf cakes. One to eat and one to share.

prep time 20 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For peppermint loaf cake

  • 1 box
    white cake mix
  • 1 box
    vanilla instant pudding
  • 1/2 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1 c
    cold water
  • 1/2 tsp
    peppermint extract
  • 5
    eggs whites
  • red food coloring
  • 1 1/2 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    peppermint extract
  • 2 - 3 Tbsp
  • red food coloring
  • crushed peppermint candy

How To Make peppermint loaf cake

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2
    Grease and flour 2 loaf pans and set aside.
  • 3
    Place cake mix, pudding, oil, water, extract and egg whites in a large mixing bowl.
  • 4
    Beat four minutes. The batter will be thick.
  • 5
    Place about 2 cups of the batter into a small mixing bowl. Add red food coloring and mix well. (How much food coloring you add will depend on how red you want the batter to be. It will vary with the type of food coloring you use.)
  • 6
    Divide the white batter between the two pans. Next, add the red batter on top of the white.
  • 7
    Using a knife, swirl the two batters together for a marbled effect.
  • 8
    Bake 40-45 minutes. until done.
  • 9
    Remove cakes from oven and cool 5 minutes on a rack.
  • 10
    While cakes are cooling, prepare the glaze.
  • 11
    Glaze: Place the confectioners' sugar in a medium mixing bowl. Add extract and 2 tablespoons of water. Add red food coloring, if desired. Mix well.
  • 12
    Remove cakes from pan, place on a rack. While still warm spoon glaze over the cakes.
  • 13
    Sprinkle with crushed peppermint candy.