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Peppermint Pound Cake

3 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter or margarine (not low fat)
6 eggs
Pinch of salt
3 cups flour
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Peppermint candy sticksBlend sugar and butter together well. Add the eggs one at a time, stirring well after each one, then add salt. Add flour and milk alternately, ending with flour. Add vanilla extract.Spray tube pan with vegetable spray, then coat the pan with a little flour. Divide dough into three separate parts. To one of the thirds, add half of a large stick of peppermint candy, crushed. Place one of the plain thirds in the tube pan, add the third with the crushed peppermint and, finally, the last third of plain dough. Bake for 1 hour, 20 minutes at 350 degrees F. Let cool, then ice with white icing. Coat top and sides with the remainder of the crushed candyServes 16 to 20.


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