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Peppermint Cloud Cake

Ingredients 

FOR THE CAKE:

  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup butter (melted)
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or peppermint flavor)
  • 2 large eggs

FOR THE PEPPERMINT WHIPPED CREAM:

  • 1 pint cold whipping cream (about 2 cups)
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint flavor
  • few drops of red food coloring (or green)
  • crushed peppermints (for topping)

Instructions 

MAKE THE CAKE:

  • Preheat the oven to 350º Fahrenheit. Spray a 9″ springform pan with cooking spray. Place a parchment paper round in the bottom of the pan so you can easily remove the cake from the pan.
  • In a large bowl, place the flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, soda and cocoa powder. Use a whisk to mix and break up any clumps.
  • Add in the melted butter, milk and vanilla. Use a hand mixer to mix the ingredients together, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Add the eggs and mix again until well blended.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared springform pan.
  • Bake for about 40 minutes or until the cake is set in the center. A toothpick should come out clean.
  • Allow the cake to cool completely.

MAKE THE WHIPPED CREAM:

  • Beat the whipped cream until it is stiff. (Make sure the cream is very cold.)
  • Add in the powdered sugar, extract and food coloring. Beat again until the color is evenly distributed.

ASSEMBLE THE CAKE:

  • Use a thread to cut the cake in half. This gives a nice, almost crumb free cut. You can also use a long sharp knife to slice the cake in half.
  • Place one cake layer on the cake plate.
  • Spread the top with half of the peppermint cream. Sprinkle with crushed peppermints.
  • Place the second cake layer on top.
  • Dollop and spread the remaining peppermint cream on top of the cake.
  • Sprinkle with crushed candy canes.
  • Refrigerate until serving.

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