Thursday, April 19, 2012

Pink Peppermint Cake

Pink Peppermint Cake
Family Recipe

1 Box White Cake Mix
1 Stick of Butter, Sotftened*
1 Teaspoon Peppermint Extract
Red Food Coloring
1 Jar of Fudge (Mrs. Richards is best!)
16 oz. Cool Whip**
1/2 Teaspoon Peppermint

Make cake mix as directed except substitute butter for oil.  Mix in 1 teaspoon peppermint and add a few drops of red food coloring.  Bake as directed on box. Let the cake cool.

When the cake has cooled, spread the fudge on top.  Mix together the cool whip, 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint and a few drops of red food coloring.  Spread the cool whip over the fudge.  Plate using your fanciest china and enjoy!

*Can substitute shortening for some of the butter for a different texture!
**Can substitute real whip cream for the cool whip.  Beat together 3 cups heaving whipping cream and 1/2 cup powdered sugar until soft peaks form.

I've been holding out on you.  This recipe is one of my favorites and I'm just now posting it!  I only have it once a year since it's the only cake that I will have on my birthday.  I'm very particular about the way it's made, it's gotta be just right!  On my 21st birthday, my family came up to visit me at college and, of course, were bringing up my cake to help me celebrate.  I had a particularly rough week and was especially looking forward to having a slice. My mom got all the forks and plates ready and I lifted up the lid of the cake and to my horror I found that it was GREEN!  Not my PINK peppermint cake!  My mom had made it with Creme De Mint instead of the peppermint extract and as a result, I had a green cake.  We still laugh about that now.

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