Patriotic Bundt Cake

A moist cake shines in a multitude of patriotic colors. The color combinations can be changed up, too: red and green for Christmas, blue and white for Hanukkah, pink or blue for a baby shower, etc. Be creative!

Prep Time 15 M
Cook Time 45 M
Recipe Yield 1 Awesomely Patriotic Cake

INGREDIENTS:

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    DIRECTIONS:

    1. Preheat oven according to package directions.
    2. Spray a Bundt cake pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
    3. In a large bowl, beat the cake mix, eggs, milk, butter, oil, and vanilla until smooth, about 3 minutes.
    4. Remove one cup of the batter and place into a smaller bowl; remove another cup of batter and place into another smaller bowl.
    5. Add red food coloring to one of the smaller bowls and stir until well mixed and until it becomes the shade of red you want (we used about 1/2 tsp).
    6. Add blue food coloring to the other smaller bowl and stir, adding more color until you achieve the shade you want (again, we used about 1/2 tsp).
    7. Pour half the white batter into the bottom of the cake pan.
    8. Next, carefully pour the red batter on top of the white batter, then pour the blue batter on top of the red batter.
    9. Finish by pouring the rest of the white batter on top. Do not stir the batters together; just layer them one on top of the other.
    10. Bake according to package directions.
    11. Remove from oven, let cool for 5 minutes, then remove from the pan and allow to cool on a rack set on a cookie sheet for 30 minutes.
    12. Heat the can of frosting in the microwave for about 30 seconds on high power, or until it becomes melted and pourable.
    13. Pour 1/3 of the frosting into one small bowl; pour another 1/3 into another small bowl.
    14. Add red food coloring to one of the smaller bowls and stir until well mixed and until it becomes the shade of red you want (we used about 12 drops).
    15. Add blue food coloring to the other smaller bowl and stir, adding more color until you achieve the shade you want (again, we used about 12 drops).
    16. Using a spoon, drizzle the white frosting on top of the cake, allowing it to drip down the sides.
    17. Drizzle the red and blue frostings on next, again allowing them to drip down the sides.
    18. Add sprinkles on top of the frosting before it cools and sets.
    19. Enjoy!

    RECIPE NOTES:

    • This being the week of Independence Day, I’ve been keen on patriotically themed goodies. I was particularly intrigued by the concept of a multicolored Bundt cake, done by layering different colors of batter and letting them meld together in the oven. Here, a moist cake shines in a multitude of patriotic colors. The color combinations can be changed up, too: red and green for Christmas, blue and white for Hanukkah, pink or blue for a baby shower, etc. Be creative!

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