1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsps baking powder
1/2 cup milk
6 - 8 smashed candy canes or peppermint hard candies
Cream butter and sugar together, beat eggs in one at a time. Sift 1/2 flour, baking powder into the butter/sugar mixture, stir and pour in 1/4 cup of milk, stir til well blended. Repeat with last 1/2 of dry ingredients and then the rest of the milk. Stir in the candy dust.
1/4 a block of cream cheese
~ 1 cup icing sugar
1/2 tsp peppermint flavoring
a tsp of milk if needed
Cream sugar and cheese together and add a sniff of milk if you like it runnier.
Pour into an 8x8 cake tin, or a round cake tin. Bake for 35 minutes at 350 or until toothpick comes out clean.
Remember that parchment paper is your friend. Use some!
Peppermint flavor is nice in the icing but perhaps a white chocolate flavoring or chocolate icing would be better.
Edges were a bit too well done at this temp. Perhaps 300?