Thursday, July 4, 2013

Red White & Blue Marble Bundt Cake



To all US readers, Happy 4th of July!  This post is a celebration of red white and blue in the form of a Marble Bundt Cake in those three colours.

The recipe for this cake comes from p131 of Jane Brocket's Vintage Cakes - except that in the book, the cake is vanilla and chocolate, while mine is tricolour vanilla:



It is a really simple cake to make in that it is all made in one bowl -  just dump and mix.  Unless of course you use three colours like me, then you need three bowls, one for each colour.

To make this cake, you will need:

225g butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons milk
red and blue food colouring 

Spray a 9 1/2" Bundt pan with cooking oil spray and preheat your oven to 350 degrees Celsius.  Put all of the ingredients except the milk into a stand mixer and beat until just combined.  Stir in the milk.

Divide the batter evenly between three bowls, and colour one bowl of batter red and one bowl of batter blue.  Place spoonfuls of each colour of batter in an alternating pattern into the oiled Bundt tin, and bake for 35-40 minutes or until cooked through.  Leave the cake in the tin for 5-10 minutes to cool.  Unmould the cake onto a wire rack to cool completely.  Dust the cake with icing sugar.

7 comments:

Chaya said...

I am speechless. This is amazing and what a beauty.

Liz Berg said...

I'm nor very creative when it comes to cooking with a color scheme...but I think you've come up with an excellent cake that's perfect for all our patriotic holidays! Lovely!!!

Johanna GGG said...

love love love those colours - you are such a star with celebrating significant dates

yummychunklet said...

Love the patriotic swirl!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

That's totally gorgeous inside! I love the three colours :D

Betsy said...

What fun! I love it. Of course, I'm reading this on July 5th, but I'll make a note to try this next year. So cute.

Kari said...

PRETTY!