Leigh Beisch

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

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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