Peppermint Holiday Cake

Wisconsin Cheese Peppermint Holiday Cake Recipe
Active Time
1 Hour


White Cake:

Peppermint Frosting:



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Mascarpone can be used in this recipe.


White Cake:

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour the bottoms and sides of two 8-inch round baking pans.
  2. Prepare cake mix according to package directions; add eggs, and substitute milk for water and melted butter for oil. Beat in mascarpone until blended.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake for 28-32 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in pans before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

Peppermint Frosting:

  1. Cream butter and 2 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually add remaining confectioners’ sugar, beating each addition until combined. Beat in cream and peppermint extract.
  2. Place one cake layer on a serving platter. Spread heaping 1 cup frosting on layer. Sprinkle with peppermint candies. Top with remaining cake layer. Frost top and sides of cake.


  1. Microwave each candy coating on 50% power for 1 minute. Stir; microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring until smooth.
  2. Drop heaping tablespoonfuls of red and white candy, alternating each, on two 16 x 12-inch pieces of waxed paper. Smooth out candy into strips with an offset spatula. Roll up each piece of paper. Refrigerate until set.
  3. Unroll papers, allowing candy to break into pieces. Gently press pieces into sides of cake. Garnish plate with peppermint candies.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics® Mascarpone cheese is luxurious and smooth; it's crafted with fresh, sweet cream from high-quality milk produced at the family's dairy.

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