food

North Pole Cake

Made with peppermint and white chocolate, this delicious cake would make Santa proud.

food

North Pole Cake

Made with peppermint and white chocolate, this delicious cake would make Santa proud.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon, peppermint Extract
  • Red gel food color
  • 200 grams unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 2/3 cups icing sugar
  • 100 grams white chocolate, melted and cooled
  • Crushed Candy Canes

Steps

  1. Preheat your oven to 325 F. Grease and line 2X6' cake tins with a circle of parchment paper.
  2. Combine the flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl. Add the butter, sugar, milk, eggs and peppermint and beat at low speed until combined. Increase speed for 3 minutes until paler in colour.
  3. Divide the mixture equally into 2 bowls. Dye one bowl a bright red using the red gel food colouring.
  4. Pour a small amount of the cake batter into prepared tins a little of each colour at a time to create the marble effect. Swirl with a skewer to increase marbling.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes in the tin and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. For the icing beat the butter and vanilla together in a bowl until pale and creamy. Gradually beat in icing sugar. Beat in white chocolate until smooth.
  7. Spread the butter cream in between the layers of the cakes, sprinkle a few crushed candy canes and stack.
  8. Spread a thin layer over the top and sides just revealing some of the red beneath. Top with crushed candy canes.