candy cane cake

I love everything to do with Christmas – the decorating, wrapping presents, old  b/w Christmas movies, but if you ask me what my most favorite thing is about Christmas – I would have to say it’s Christmas baking.

Baking cookies with my now teenage kids is still top of the baking list, along with the baking of our Christmas pudding where everyone gives it a stir and makes a wish.  It’s these little Christmas traditions that make Christmas extra special .  I’ve decided to do a few short Christmas blog posts this December so that I can share more of my favorite Christmas recipes.

One of my personal favorite cakes is this Candy Cane Cake.  Whenever I see or hear the word Candy Cane visions of Christmas immediately begin dancing in my mind.  I mean what’s more christmassy then those little a red & white peppermint canes.


candy cane cake

Underneath the delicious vanilla cream frosting is a very yummy mint chocolate cake. It’s a very easy chocolate cake, all the ingredients are mixed in the one bowl! To make it extra special its covered in a pink chocolate collar and topped with candy canes.  For those who are not too fond of a traditional Christmas fruit  cake this is the perfect alternative.



Check out this you tube video for the basics on how to make a chocolate collar https://youtu.be/tryvD3kR48E  If you don’t want to make a chocolate collar just cover the sides in grated chocolate & crushed candy cane


Candy Cane Cake





Recipe by Karyn @irishbakingadventures.com.   All images and content are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without prior permission. If you want to share this recipe, please simply link back to this post for the recipe. Thank you.




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  • Sam December 11, 2015 at 11:30 am

    WOW WOW WOW.. thats all I can say Karyn.. this is a work of Art.. How did you get the choc collar pink!!!!!!

    • Karyn December 12, 2015 at 11:06 pm

      Hi Sam
      Thank you very much for that, have to say its one of my favorite cakes to make. I used Wilton Candy Coloring to to make the white chocolate pink. Have you done much christmas baking? What’s your favorite christmas bake?

  • Sammie December 18, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    This is one fantastic, festive cake. I’ve always wanted to have a go at making a chocolate collar, so I must make this cake. Utterly delicious. Sammie.

    • Karyn December 22, 2015 at 2:45 pm

      Thanks Sammie.. let me know how your cake turns out I would love to know.. Wishing you and yours a very happy christmas

  • Wendy November 23, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Very impressive!

    • Karyn November 26, 2016 at 5:46 pm

      Thank you Wendy.. It was easier to do than it looks.. you just need to have some spare time and patience lol


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