Santa's Favorite Cake


This cake is a red velvet cake with a peppermint twist, and a delicious peppermint cream cheese frosting.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
2 hrs 10 mins
1 to 3 - layer cake


  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package white cake mix

  • 3 egg whites

  • 1 ⅓ cups buttermilk

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 (9 ounce) package yellow cake mix

  • ½ cup buttermilk

  • 1 egg

  • 1 ½ tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2 tablespoons red food coloring

  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 1 cup margarine, softened

  • 2 (16 ounce) packages confectioners' sugar

  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 9 inch round cake pans.

  2. In a large bowl, combine white cake mix, 3 egg whites, 1 1/3 cups buttermilk, and 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. Mix with an electric mixer for 2 minutes on high speed. In a separate bowl, combine yellow cake mix, 1/2 cup buttermilk, 1 egg, cocoa, red food coloring, and vinegar. Use an electric mixer to beat for 2 minutes on high speed.

  3. Spoon white batter alternately with red batter into the prepared cake pans. Swirl batter gently with a knife to create a marbled effect.

  4. Bake in preheated oven for 22 to 25 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted into the centers comes out clean. Let cool in pans for at least 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

  5. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and margarine until smooth. Gradually blend in sugar until incorporated and smooth. Stir in peppermint extract. Spread peppermint cream cheese frosting between layers, and on top and sides of cake.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

810 Calories
32g Fat
127g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 810
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 711mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 127g 46%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 108g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 179mg 14%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 185mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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