Over the weekend I decided to re-create a bundt cake that I made last year for St. Patrick’s Day…
Such a fun colorful cake, and I have to give all the credit for the idea on this one to the amazing Cooking With Sugar. She makes some of the funnest cakes ever. Go check out her site!
This year I wanted to make the cake from scratch instead of using a mix. I learned two things in that process… First it’s hard to find a bundt cake recipe that doesn’t include at least one item that I do not have on hand in my kitchen. Second, the whole multi-color bundt cake thing works best in a white cake, versus a buttery yellow. So if you want to make a cake with great intense pops of color, then absolutely go with what I did last year, using a white cake mix. If you want to make a rich, buttery, delicious cake, this recipe is perfect.
So while I didn’t get my bright pops of color in this year’s cake, I did get an incredibly delicious buttery bundt cake that was SO fantastic that it needs to be appreciated for it’s amazing flavor, with the colors just being a little extra fun.
This is a simple cake to make, I’ve seen a variety of different versions of it online. One thing to take note of is that you melt your butter and water together on the stove before adding them to the dry ingredients – just a bit of a departure from most cake recipes, at least that I’ve used. I adapted my version from the Vanilla Bean Bundt Cake from Home Is Where The Cookies Are. I must make her version soon, because her vanilla glaze looks like something I could eat with a spoon. Or drink like a shake. Or, well, you get the idea.
For my cake I used a plain white frosting (you can make one from scratch or go with a canned frosting – your call). I colored my frosting a few different shades of green, and then once colored I heated each color of frosting up in the microwave for a few seconds (like 5-10), just enough to warm it to a more drizzly consistency, and then drizzled the frosting all over the cake. Decorating a cake doesn’t get much easier than spooning frosting all over it!
Simple and so delicious. I will add this cake wasn’t a big riser, so it’s not a huge bundt cake by any means. If you want that, you could probably double the recipe. This makes for a nice size standard bundt cake.
Scroll down to the bottom of this post for the recipe.
Don’t forget to check out last year’s version here.
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