Candy Cane Cake

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 crushed candy ― it's been a favorite dessert in Molly Watson's family for three generations. "It was my childhood birthday request year after year," Watson says.

"Our topping was crushed toffee, but a few years ago at Christmas, I switched over to candy canes. It became our new holiday classic."

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

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