It’s beginning to look a lot like sweets season! With Hanukkah and Christmas right around the corner I’m starting to go to parties and family celebrations. I’m usually in charge of dessert and I happily oblige every time! This time, I wanted to make a cake that tasted like a creamy, dreamy candy cane! The key to this refreshing minty cake is layering your minty flavors. I made a regular vanilla cake batter but cut the vanilla in half and added peppermint extract. I also made a classic buttercream frosting with a touch of vanilla and peppermint extract but the icing on the cake (pun intended) is the candy cane-shredded coconut crunch factor! AKA, the peppermint snow!
FUN FACT: When candy canes were first invented, they were just sugar “sticks”, but quickly turned into a cane shape to remind the children of the canes that were used by the shepherds who would visit the baby Jesus.