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Candy Cane Cake

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 Candy Cane Cake

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sifted cake or pastry flour
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 12 egg whites, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 8 ounces peppermint candy canes
     
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream

 

Preparation

 

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 325°. Sift together flour and 3/4 cup sugar. Sift again and set aside.
  2. 2. In a large bowl or standing mixer, beat egg whites until foamy. Add cream of tartar and salt. Beat until soft peaks form. Add 3/4 cup sugar and the vanilla and almond extracts. Continue beating until egg whites are firm but not dry.
  3. 3. Sift one-third of the flour-sugar mixture onto the egg whites and, with a rubber or silicone spatula, gently fold the mixture into the egg whites. Add remaining flour in two batches, folding gently after each addition. Turn batter into an ungreased 10-inch tube pan and bake until browned and firm to the touch, 50 to 60 minutes.
  4. 4. Invert cake (in pan) on a cooling rack for at least an hour. When completely cool, run a long, thin, sharp knife between cake and pan to loosen, and remove cake.
  5. 5. Put candy canes in a large sealable plastic bag. Crush them into small pieces with a meat pounder, rolling pin, or the bottom of a small frying pan. Sift crushed candy with a fine-mesh strainer and reserve candy dust for another use (see Notes). Set crushed candy aside.
  6. 6. In a large bowl, beat cream with remaining 1/4 cup granulated sugar until soft peaks form. Frost cake with whipped cream using a spatula to form swirls and peaks. Sprinkle frosted cake with crushed candy canes. (To get candy on the sides, hold your hand about 1 in. from the cake and gently toss crushed candy at the sides.) Serve immediately, using a serrated knife to cut slices.

 

Replies (1-6):
Poodles

 We decided at the last minute that this was just going to be too much, sdo I make a Pudding "poke" cake instead.  Just bake a white cake, poke holes into it and pour pudding into the holes.

I used peppermint pudding, then frosted the cake in the new coolwhip frosting and put the crushed candy canes on top.  Everyone loved it.  :)

CrissPenaDelao

 

Quoting Poodles:

 We decided at the last minute that this was just going to be too much, sdo I make a Pudding "poke" cake instead.  Just bake a white cake, poke holes into it and pour pudding into the holes.

I used peppermint pudding, then frosted the cake in the new coolwhip frosting and put the crushed candy canes on top.  Everyone loved it.  :)

 This is a very goooooood looking cake.... i picture taste pretty good!!! love it <3

SEA0701

Lol pudding POKE cake very nice....!! I would love to have some of you cake!!

Quoting Poodles:

 We decided at the last minute that this was just going to be too much, sdo I make a Pudding "poke" cake instead.  Just bake a white cake, poke holes into it and pour pudding into the holes.

I used peppermint pudding, then frosted the cake in the new coolwhip frosting and put the crushed candy canes on top.  Everyone loved it.  :)


Poodles

 And...I'm having a piece right now!  lol

juanswifey06
So pretty! Where in the world do.i.find cake flour i've looked every where :(
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Poodles

 

Quoting juanswifey06:

So pretty! Where in the world do.i.find cake flour i've looked every where :(

 Probably in the baking section rather than in with flour.  I get it from the bulk bins. 

You can just sift regular flour to make it extra fine.