Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Halloween Bundt Cake

At my new job we have monthly marketing meetings, where we meet potluck style and everyone brings something to snack on. This month we went with a Halloween themed menu for fun. I signed up to bring a dessert, as dozens of fun recipes ran through my mind. I finally settled on this amazing bundt cake. From the outside it appears as just a simple chocolate cake with some fun frosting. However, once you cut into it, you find swirls of vibrant orange and purple cake. This is great for kids and adults alike, and I promise you it is so easy a caveman could do it (thanks Geico, it never gets old).

Halloween Bundt Cake

  • 1 box Betty Crocker classic white cake
  • 1 box Betty Crocker chocolate cake mix
  • 1 cup oil, divided
  • 6 eggs, divided
  • 2 1/2 cups water, divided
  • black, orange and purple food coloring
  • 1 container fluffy white vanilla frosting
Prepare white and chocolate cake mixes in separate bowls as directed on the box. Now take 1 cup of the chocolate mix and throw away or use for cupcakes (too much mix will cause the cake to overflow the pan). Take your black food coloring and begin to tint the chocolate mix until you have reached a desired black color.

Now split the white cake mix in half and place into two separate bowls. Tint one bowl of cake mix with purple food coloring and the other bowl with orange food coloring.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a large bundt cake or tube pan with baking spray. Pour 1/2 of the "black" cake mix into the bottom of the cake pan. Now carefully pour the purple mix over the black, do not stir or mix, just simply pour it over the top. Now do the same with the orange mixture. Finish by covering the rest with the remaining black cake mix. 

Bake for 50 minutes in the overn, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Flip over and let cool on a cooling rack for at least 30 minutes, or at room temperature (do not try to frost while even slightly warm).

To frost the cake, separate the frosting into thirds and put each third into a separate bowl. Tint each bowl a different color using your black, orange, and purple food coloring from earlier. Once you get the desired coloring, place each bowl in the microwave for about 8 seconds, allowing the frosting to thin out.

Use a spoon to drizzle each color of frosting over the cake. Let sit until frosting is set and serve!

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