Marbled Red Velvet Peppermint Cake

Me Sept 2012
Posted on 12/28/2009 by blueberryeyes





I originally found this recipe in a Southern Living magazine back in the 90's. It is always a hit at holiday parties. Not only is it pretty, but it's tasty too!

Ingredients
1 (18.25-ounce) package white cake mix
3 egg whites
1 1/3 cups buttermilk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 3/4 cups yellow cake mix
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 large egg
1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons liquid red food coloring
1 teaspoon cider vinegar

Preparation
Beat first 4 ingredients according to cake mix package directions.

Beat yellow cake mix and next 6 ingredients according to package directions. Spoon red batter alternately with white batter into 3 greased and floured 8-inch round cakepans. Swirl batter gently with a knife.

Bake at 350° for 22 to 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool on wire racks.

Frosting Ingredients
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 (2-pound) package powdered sugar
2 teaspoons peppermint extract*

Preparation
Beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating at low speed until smooth. Add extract, beating until blended.

Spread Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake. (Cake may be chilled up to 2 days or frozen up to 1 month.) Garnish, if desired. Serve within 2 hours.

justamy 29th-Dec-2009 06:45 pm (UTC)
Absolutely gorgeous!
figarofigaro 29th-Dec-2009 06:46 pm (UTC)
So beautiful
layers_of_eli 29th-Dec-2009 07:05 pm (UTC)
That is one gorgeous cake!!
josje 29th-Dec-2009 08:09 pm (UTC)
Woooow it looks amazing
just_jenn 29th-Dec-2009 08:13 pm (UTC)
This is simply visually stunning!
skurviee 29th-Dec-2009 09:19 pm (UTC)
Wow. I would love to taste that cake. It looks amazing.
two_three_fall 29th-Dec-2009 11:43 pm (UTC)
this looks so beautiful!!
mannadonn 30th-Dec-2009 01:39 am (UTC)
So pretty!
acidicstar 30th-Dec-2009 04:51 am (UTC)
Mmmm
I just had one of these on Christmas :)
missalife 30th-Dec-2009 04:01 pm (UTC)
mmmm looks delicious!
i love the pictures as well with the lights in the background :)
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