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Candy Cane Cake

Looking for a delicious dessert to wow your Christmas guests this year? Look no further than this show-stopping candy cane cake!

This festive cake is equal parts beautiful and tasty. It’s the perfect dessert to bring to a holiday party. Everyone will be glad you came and brought this sweet treat. 

Candy canes are a Christmas go-to candy, and once you try this cake, it will become your go-to Christmas cake! 


Candy Cane Cake on a platter on a white table with candy canes around it.What a festive cake this would make a great addition to your Christmas day feast. I can just imagine  having a slice of it and a cup of hot chocolate after a nice holiday meal.

It is so pretty and delicate looking~but when you cut into it, you get the red velvet surprise.

Ingredients for the candy cane cake

This cake has three parts, the red velvet cake, the Italian buttercream frosting, and the decorations. Here are the ingredients for all three parts.

Red velvet cake ingredients

  • 170g (6 oz) of butter
  • 280g (1¼ cups) of caster sugar
  • 100g (1/2 cup) of brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 50ml (1.5 oz) of liquid red food coloring
  • 3 tbs of water
  • 300g (2½ cups) of plain (all purpose) flour
  • 3 tbs of cocoa
  • 1½ tsp of baking powder
  • ¼ tsp of fine sea salt
  • 250ml (1 cup) of buttermilk
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 tbs of vinegar

Italian buttercream frosting ingredients 

  • 6 egg whites
  • 380g (1⅔ cups) of caster sugar
  • 1 tbs of glucose syrup (light corn syrup or golden syrup)
  • 100ml (6¾ tbs) of water
  • 600g (5¼ sticks) of butter
  • ½ tsp of peppermint essence (oil based), or to taste

Decoration for the candy cane cake 

  • 6 candy canes, crushed
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