Christmas Bundt Cake

Have you ever heard the phrase “imitation is the biggest form of flattery”? Well, consider this some serious flattery!

Christmas Bundt Cake is a delicious vanilla pound cake tinted with red and green swirls with a marshmallow fluff icing. Make this show stopping cake today! #bundtcakerecipes #christmascakes www.savoryexperiments.com


 

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.

Christmas Bundt Cake

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!

Christmas Swirl Bundt Cake Recipe- You won't believe how easy it is to create this beautiful and festive vanilla flavored Christmas Swirl Bundt Cake!

Christmas Cake

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.

Christmas Swirl Bundt Cake Recipe- You won't believe how easy it is to create this beautiful and festive vanilla flavored Christmas Swirl Bundt Cake!

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 Bundt Cake is a delicious vanilla pound cake tinted with red and green swirls with a marshmallow fluff icing. Make this show stopping cake today! #bundtcakerecipes #christmascakes www.savoryexperiments.com

Variations

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.

Christmas Bundt Cake is a delicious vanilla pound cake tinted with red and green swirls with a marshmallow fluff icing. Make this show stopping cake today! #bundtcakerecipes #christmascakes www.savoryexperiments.com

I did use her Marshmallow Fluff Frosting due to the stark white contrast and *sticky* factor when drizzling down the nooks and crannies.

What to Serve it With

This Christmas cake is very much a standalone dessert, but it does well with whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

You can also serve it with dalgona coffee, white hot chocolate or even Grinch Punch!

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Christmas Swirl Bundt Cake Recipe- You won't believe how easy it is to create this beautiful and festive vanilla flavored Christmas Swirl Bundt Cake!

Christmas Swirl Bundt Cake

4.50 from 30 votes
You won’t believe how easy it is to create this beautiful and festive vanilla flavored Christmas Swirl Bundt Cake!
Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 3 hours
Servings: 12 slices

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place dry bundt pan in the freezer for at least 2 hours.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer or a large mixing bowl, beat butter until it lightens in color and is fluffy, approximately 5 minutes. Add sugar and incorporate.
  • Meanwhile, sift together flour, baking powder and salt, set aside. In another bowl, whisk together milk, clear vanilla extract and egg whites.
  • Alternate adding dry flour mixture and egg white mixture to butter until fully incorporated and then for 1 minute longer.
  • Measure 1 1/4 cup batter into a separate bowl and mix well with red liquid gel food coloring, approximately 1/2 teaspoon. The amount will vary greatly depending on brand, so add as much as you need to reach a red tone. Remember that the color will intensify while baking. Transfer red cake batter into a large piping bag, twist the top to secure and place in the freezer.
  • Repeat the same process with green liquid gel food coloring.
  • Place remaining white cake batter into the refrigerator until ready to use.
  • In about 30 minutes, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove bundt pan and batters from the freezer and refrigerator.
  • Spray bundt pan liberally with cooking spray. Pipe red cake batter into alternating swirls of bundt pan, using a skewer to nudge batter into crevices. Don’t be overly concerned with where they meet, as this will be covered by frosting. Repeat with green. The bundt pan has an equal number of swirls, so you will have two swirls next to each other that are the same. I know, OCD folks are going to be going nuts!
  • You can use Olivia’s step-by-step photo tutorial as your guide.
  • Very carefully spoon remaining white batter directly into the center, making sure you don’t mess up the piping on the sides. The white will creep up during baking, so don’t worry that it is not all the way filled. Pipe the remaining red and green batter into the top of the white and then lightly swirl with a skewer.
  • Bake for for approximately 60 minutes, or until you can inset a skewer into the center and it comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool for 15- 20 minutes. Tap on the counter to loosen and then invert onto a cooling rack, FLIP it, pray everything loosened and then remove the bundt pan.
  • Allow to cool fully and then trim the bottom to allow the cake to sit evenly. Make Marshmallow Fluff Frosting and pouring over crevices.
  • Finish with holiday sprinkles. Take photos, post them on Facebook and wait for all of your friends to comment on your beautiful, amazing cake!
  • If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

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Notes

Make sure you use a CLEAR vanilla, otherwise it will tint the cake batter.

Nutrition

Calories: 293 kcal, Carbohydrates: 42 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 12 g, Saturated Fat: 7 g, Cholesterol: 31 mg, Sodium: 185 mg, Potassium: 141 mg, Sugar: 25 g, Vitamin A: 375 IU, Calcium: 54 mg, Iron: 1 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 293
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas cake
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About the Author

Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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Questions and Reviews

  1. 4 stars
    This cake really had no taste to it. You also need to use a LOT of food coloring to achieve this vibrant colors! It was also way over baked at 60 minutes.

    1. I’m sorry you felt it had no taste. It is just a basic vanilla bundt cake, so it really doesn’t have an overwhelming flavor, but you can always use more extract or a more pungent flavor like almond or lemon. It does take a lot of food coloring. Using a gel food coloring instead of liquid helps! Merry Christmas!

  2. Like everyone else I have to agree, this cake is SO COOL. This is coolest cake I’ve seen this season.

  3. I love, love, LOVE how your cake turned out!! Those bright Christmas colors are just stunning and so perfect for the season. Good tip about chilling the batter and pan if your batter is on the thinner side. I didn’t think of that, but it would definitely make the piping more difficult. I’m so glad that you tried this technique out and that it worked out perfectly!! <3