Have you ever heard the phrase “imitation is the biggest form of flattery”? Well, consider this some serious flattery! Ever since I saw the positively gorgeous photos of Liv for Cake’s Rocky Road Bundt Cake floating around on Pinterest and Facebook, I was mesmerized.
The cake is just stunning, really, no words. The kind of cake you don’t even want to cut into because it is so beautiful. I wanted to create my own swirl cake for the holidays… but with my own recipe and different colors: Christmas Bundt Cake. I even ordered the Nordic Heritage Bundt Pan on Amazon same-day delivery. I was so excited!
I discussed my idea of Christmas Bundt Cake with Olivia, the genius behind this glorious two-toned cake, and she was totally on-board, even anxiously awaiting the cake to come out of the oven with me (over Facebook instant messager). Imagine both of our excitement when it turned out PERFECT! My own jaw dropping swirl cake. I was giddy with glee.
I used her handy dandy tutorial with just a few tweaks. I put my bundt pan in the freezer for a few hours, as well as the batter for about 30 minutes. My thoughts were that if it was all cold, the batter would be stiff and not immediately sink. It seems that Olivia’s cake batter was a little more dense and this step was not needed.
Christmas Swirl Cake is also all vanilla instead of alternating flavors. Vanilla is classic and traditional. I also had to be very careful of the color of the batter, keeping it very white, so the food coloring would be as vibrant as possible.
I did use her Marshmallow Fluff Frosting due to the stark white contrast and *sticky* factor when drizzling down the nooks and crannies.
Don’t forget to PIN Christmas Bundt Cake!
Recipes from Day 5 of Christmas Week! Please visit all our talented participants:
S’mores Christmas Crack Bars from Cravings of a Lunatic
Chocolate Orange Oatmeal Cookies from Desserts Required
Spiced Hibiscus Cranberry Mojitos from Pineapple and Coconut
Double Chocolate Peppermint Granola from All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
Peppermint Truffles from The Bitter Side of Sweet
Boozy Bourbon Balls from Amee’s Savory Dish
Cranberry Swirl Cheesecake from Comfortably Domestic
Magic Cookie Bar Truffles from Farm Fresh Feasts
No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars from My Catholic Kitchen
Cardamom Coffee Bars with Vanilla Bean Mascarpone Frosting from Daily Appetite
Christmas Swirl Bundt Cake from Savory Experiments
Pumpkin Po’e from Aloha Flavor
Cherry Brandy Old Fashioned from Food Babbles
Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies from Mind Over Batter
Chocolate Covered Snowmen S’more Sandwiches from Big Bear’s Wife
Chocolate Covered Coconut Bon Bons from Everyday Southwest
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies from CopyKat Recipes
Crock Pot Chocolate Cherry Nut Cups from Flour On My Face