Cooking With SugarYou've trimmed your tree, hung the stockings by the fireplace with care, and constructed a Christmas village that makes the neighbors think you're either crazy or a decorating genius (or both). If you're wondering how else you can get into the holiday spirit and encourage the grinches in your life to embrace this most wonderful time of the year, look no further for ideas.
Grab a bundt pan, cake mix, and a few other essential ingredients and prepare to create the most gorgeous Christmas cake anyone has ever seen!
This deceptively simple recipe for Rainbow Tie-Dye Christmas Wreath Bundt Cake is brought to you courtesy of Cooking With Sugar, which, if you can't tell by the awesome name alone, has to be one of the greatest dessert blogs around. Guests will think you slaved over a hot oven or took many a cooking class to construct this colorful creation, but the truth is -- this cake requires just 8 ingredients and 20 minutes of prep time. Now that's what we like to hear!
Here's the recipe, which yields 12 beautiful servings.
- 1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® white cake mix
- Water, vegetable oil, and eggs, called for on cake mix box
- McCormick Red food coloring
- McCormick Green food coloring
- 1 (12 oz.) can Betty Crocker® Whipped Fluffy White Frosting
- Red and Green colored sprinkles (optional)
Heat oven to 325°F. Generously grease a 12-cup tube cake pan. Make cake batter as directed on box.
Pour 1/2 of the batter into a bowl then divide the other half equally into two other bowls. You will be left with 3 bowls of batter. Add some red food coloring to one of the smaller bowls of batter and mix well. Add some green food coloring to the other smaller bowl and mix well.
Pour the bowl containing 1/2 of the white cake batter into the bottom of the greased pan. Carefully pour the red batter over the white batter. Then carefully pour the green batter over the red batter.
Then pour the rest of the white batter over everything. Do not mix the colors with a spoon. Just let then fall over the other colors in a ring wherever it lays.
Bake as directed on box or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 3-5 minutes. Turn pan upside down onto cooling rack that is placed over a cookie sheet. Cool cake completely, about 30 minutes.
Once cake is cool, equally divide the frosting into 2 bowls. Microwave the white frosting for about 5-10 seconds on high. Mix well with a spoon until it is smooth enough to drizzle over the cake.
With a spoon, drizzle the white frosting back and forth around the whole ring in a striping pattern until you use all the frosting. Then microwave the other bowl. Before drizzling over cake, mix in a few drops of green food coloring. Then drizzle over the cake, scattering back and forth in the same type of striping pattern. Set cake aside to dry, then serve.