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Peppermint Ribbon Cake Recipe

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 8-10 servings 1x


This festive cake is perfect for a holiday get together. It’s not too rich or sweet so it’s great for a lighter dessert, yet it looks so pretty!



  • 1 package white cake mix (18.24 oz) or you can make your own white cake batter from scratch
  • + ingredients for cake mix
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1/2 tsp red food coloring
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons crushed peppermint candies, divided
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk


  1. Prepare cake batter according to package directions. Transfer 1 cup to a small bowl; stir in extract, food coloring, and 1/2 cup crushed candies.
  2. Spoon 2 cups of remaining batter into a greased and floured 10″ fluted tube pan or bundt pan. Carefully top with peppermint batter; do not swirl. Top with remaining top batter.
  3. Bake at 350° for 35-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. Combine confectioners’ sugar and milk; drizzle over cake. Sprinkle with remaining crushed candies.