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Layered Peppermint Pound Cake

Layered Peppermint Pound Cake

Classic pound cake gets all dressed up with pepperminty whipped cream.


  • 3 cups Gold Medal all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 cups whipping (heavy) cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup crushed hard peppermint candies


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 12-cup fluted tube cake pan or 10-inch angel food (tube) cake pan.
  2. Mix flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  3. In large bowl, beat granulated sugar, butter, vanilla extract and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high speed 5 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
  4. Beat in flour mixture alternately with milk on low speed. Pour into pan.
  5. Bake 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. Cool 20 minutes.
  7. Remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  8. In chilled large bowl, beat whipping cream and powdered sugar with electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form.
  9. Fold in peppermint candies.
  10. Cut cake horizontally into 3 layers. Spread 1 cup whipped cream mixture over 1 cake layer.
  11. Repeat with second layer.
  12. Top with remaining layer.
  13. Drop remaining whipped cream mixture in dollops on top of cake.
  14. Store in refrigerator.

Yield: 16 servings

Special Touch: Add mini candy canes to each cake serving.

Nutrition Information: 1 Serving: Calories 390 (Calories from Fat 155); Total Fat 17g (Saturated Fat 10g, Trans Fat ncg); Cholesterol 105mg; Sodium 200mg; Total Carbohydrate 54g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars ncg); Protein 6g

Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 14%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 8%; Iron 8%

Exchanges: nc Other Carbohydrate; nc Vegetable Carbohydrate Choices: nc

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe and photo credit: Betty Crocker 2007/TM General Mills.


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