Leigh Beisch

Our whipped cream cake sprinkled with crushed peppermint might just become your next holiday tradition

Molly Watson and Stephanie Dean

Candy Cane Cake

An angel food cake slathered with whipped cream and crushedcandy ― it's been a favorite dessert in Molly Watson's familyfor three generations. "It was my childhood birthday request yearafter year," Watson says.

"Our topping was crushed toffee, but a few years ago atChristmas, I switched over to candy canes. It became our newholiday classic."

For a shortcut version, start with a store-bought angel foodcake. The very fine candy "dust" left over from crushing the candycanes is delicious sprinkled on vanilla ice cream or stirred intohot cocoa.

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Cranberry-Orange Bread with Grand Marnier Glaze

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