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chocolate candy cane cake

Desciption

a christmas classic (yes, i know it's july when i'm posting). from better homes and gardens magazine

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Steps

  1. Grease and flour two 9 x 1 1 / 2 inch round baking pans
  2. In a small mixing bowl stir together the flour
  3. Cocoa powder
  4. And salt
  5. Set aside
  6. Beat the shortening with an electric mixer on medium to high speed in a large mixing bowl for about 30 seconds until softened
  7. Add the sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla to the shortening and beat until well combined
  8. Add eggs
  9. One at a time
  10. Beating on medium speed after each addition
  11. Beat in the food coloring on low speed
  12. Alternately add the flour mixture and the buttermilk
  13. Beating on low speed after each addition just until combined
  14. Stir together the baking soda and vinegar
  15. Add to the batter
  16. Mixing until well combined
  17. Pour batter evenly between prepared pans
  18. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center of each cake comes out clean
  19. Cool the cakes in the pans for 10 minutes
  20. Remove cake layers from the pans and cool completely on a wire rack
  21. For frosting:
  22. In a large mixing bowl combine cream cheese
  23. Butter
  24. And 2 teaspoons of vanilla
  25. Beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy
  26. Gradually beat in 5 1 / 2 to 6 1 / 2 cups of powdered sugar until frosting reaches a spreading consistency
  27. Place one layer on cake plate frost top
  28. Place second layer on top and frost tops and sides with a thin "crumb coat"
  29. Refrigerate for 15 to 30 minutes
  30. Remove cake from refrigerator and frost with remaining frosting
  31. Decorate cake top with crushed peppermint candies
  32. Refrigerate cake

Step 24

Total Time in Minute 165

Ingredients Count 15

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Ingredients

Cake flour

Cocoa powder

Salt

Shortening

Granulated sugar

Vanilla extract

Eggs

Red food coloring

Buttermilk

Baking soda

Vinegar

Peppermint candy

Cream cheese

Butter

Powdered sugar

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