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Holiday Gift Cake

Let guests “unwrap” a Holiday Gift Cake at your next holiday gathering. Bake your cake or dessert using the Dimensions® Gift Pan then add simple decorative touches using icing and sprinkle-on colored sugars, jimmies or nonpareils.


Difficulty: Medium


Step 1

Tip: By varying decorating techniques and colors, this recipe can be used to create gift cakes for birthdays and many other gift-giving occasions.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray pan with Bake Easy Spray or use Cake Release. In medium bowl, sift together flour and baking powder; set aside.

Step 3

In large bowl, cream butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy; add vanilla and beat well. Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with milk; beat well after each addition.

Step 4

In separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. Gently fold egg whites and peppermint sprinkles into batter. Pour into prepared pan.

Step 5

Bake 45-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes in pan on rack; remove and cool completely before decorating.

Step 6

To decorate: Place cooled cake on foil-wrapped cake board. Brush piping gel over bow area of cake. Carefully sprinkle colored sugar over piping gel. Arrange icing decorations as desired.