For the cake:
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cream of tarter
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 tsp
- red food coloring
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 sticks of butter, softened
- 1 tsp peppermint extract
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 1/2 TB milk
- 2 candy canes broken
In a stand mixer with a whisk attachment, beat the eggs and 1/3 cup of water together on high until they are light and airy, about five minutes. Gently fold the egg mixture into the flour mixture, being careful not to over mix.
Divide the batter into two, and dye one half red.
Running parallel to the 10 inch side of the pan, gently pour a spoonful of the red cake batter all along one edge. Then a row of white, then a row of red, and so on. You may have to work once all the batter is added to the pan to make sure it is completely spread out.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until the white begins to turn golden brown.
While the cake is baking, spread a clean kitchen towel on a large cutting board. Use your 1/4 cup of powdered sugar to cover the kitchen towel completely.
When the cake is done baking, flip the entire pan over onto the kitchen towel and gently peel away the aluminum foil.
Working at one end, roll the cake into the kitchen towel. This will give the cake its rolled form. Leave the cake for at least one hour, but not more than four hours.
While you are waiting to unroll your cake, mix together two sticks of softened butter, two cups of powdered sugar, and the peppermint extract. Don’t refrigerate the frosting while you are waiting for your cake!
Unroll your cake. Spread the frosting evenly over the cake and roll it back up. This time without the towel!
Roll the cake in aluminum foil and chill for at least an hour before serving, but do not wait more than a day or two to serve or the cake will dry out.
When you are ready to serve, whisk together the topping of powdered sugar and milk. Pour over cake (you may need to do some spreading) and top with crushed candy canes.
Thumbs up! I love cake rolls. I know this isn't the best picture ever, but trust me, this thing was yummy! I like to cook, I'm no photographer! Anyway, I was worried about this cake being too sweet but it wasn't. I love peppermint and this had the perfect amount of minty flavor to it. Even just the cake itself without the filling or icing was one of the best flavors I've ever had. I would definitely make this again in the future.