Product Feature and Recipe: White Cake Mix - Only $0.50!
Nothing says the holidays like Christmas treats and this week, we are featuring a white cake mix specialty! hint... it's pepperminty!
Martha's Pantry has all the cake mixes on special right now for only $0.50! The endless options for fun cakes, cupcakes, cake pops, and the list goes on and on....Stock up on your cake mixes today! Choose from white, chocolate, carrot, classic yellow, butter golden and more!
This week's recipe includes takes advantage of a white cake mix with peppermint frosting courtesy of myrecipes.com and Southern Living.
1 cup butter, softened
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 teaspoon table salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
32 ounces powdered sugar
2 to 3 Tbsp. milk
12 hard peppermint candies
1. Beat first 3 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in extracts. Gradually add powdered sugar alternately with 2 Tbsp. milk. Beat at low speed until blended and smooth after each addition. Add up to 1 Tbsp. milk, 1 tsp. at a time, beating until frosting reaches desired consistency.
2. Reserve 2 cups frosting in a small bowl. Process peppermint candies in a food processor until finely crushed. Stir 1/4 cup crushed candies into reserved 2 cups frosting.
3. Place 1 Basic White Cake layer on a serving platter. Spread 1 cup peppermint candy frosting mixture over cake layer. Top with second layer, and spread remaining 1 cup peppermint candy frosting over cake layer. Top with third cake layer, and spread top and sides of cake with remaining plain peppermint frosting. Sprinkle with remaining crushed candies, or top with meringues or fondant bow.
For the cover look, buy 1 lb. each of red and white rolled fondant from the cake section of a crafts store. Roll a thin red strip, and follow our steps below for the bow. Dust your countertop with cornstarch or powdered sugar to prevent sticking.
Make the Bow: Create a Cover-Worthy Cake Garnish
Roll Long Strips: You'll need a rolling pin, pizza wheel, ruler, and red and white fondant. Roll a chunk of red and chunk of white fondant into two long strips (about 1/8 inch thick). Using ruler and pizza wheel, cut white fondant into thin strips.