Make this St. Patrick's Day Green and Gold Bundt Cake using cake mix.
This cake is moist and delicious in addition to being festive for the occassion.
St. Patricks Day Green and Gold Bundt Cake that is easy to make.
This is a two colored cake that is topped with a simple icing.
The icing is both white and green, adding to the St. Patrick's celebration theme!
Did you try my Lucky St. Patrick's Day Popcorn?
That festive popcorn is coated with green chocolate and then topped with sprinkles. Both this bundt cake and that popcorn would go nicely together for a St. Patrick's Day celebration.
To make this recipe you will need yellow cake mix. You can find a variety of yellow cake mixes here.
Frequently asked questions about bundt cakes.
A 'bundt cake' is basically a cake baked in a bundt style pan.
Bundt cakes are more about their shape than they are about being about any specific kind of cake.
A bundt style cake pan is a cake pan that is decorative which allows the cake to bake with dimensional details. These pans are made with a hole in the center for more even baking.
Sometimes that decoration or decorative elements in the cake mold itself can make it a challenge to get the cakes cleanly removed from the pan. The key to preventing a bundt cake from sticking to the pan is prevention.
Here are some tips for preventing your bundt cake from sticking to the pan.
🟣 Double prep the pan, grease and lightly dust the pan with flour first.
🟡 Allow the cake to cool for five minutes in the pan and then run a butter knife around the edges of the cake to loosen it from the pan.
🔵 Place a cooling rack over the opening of the pan and then flip the pan over so that the cake comes out of the pan by gently shaking it as needed.
Tips for making a great bundt cake.
This recipe is made using a "classic" cake mix. If you decide to use a "butter" cake mix, look for a "super moist" variety as the moisture in the cake mix make a difference in a bundt cake.
More tips for you.
- I always like to 'double-prep' my pan when it comes to making a bundt cake as the cakes are more prone to sticking to pan. This means, for example, both greasing and then lightly dusting with flour.
- After taking the cake out of the oven, allow it to sit in the pan for about five minutes. Then run a butter knife around the edges of the cake to help get it loosened from the pan.
- There are two layers of icing- the white and the green. Allow for the white icing to fully cool before adding the green icing layer to keep them separate.
Personalize this St. Patrick's' Day cake.
This cake is really tasty just the way it is.
However, you can make yours even better!
Try one of these ideas.
- Sprinkle some edible gold on top (flakes or dust for example).
- Decorate your cake with St. Patrick's Day cake decorations.
- Add a teaspoon or so of mint extract to the batter.
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About this recipe for a homemade St. Patricks Day Cake.
This is a simple cake recipe using a bundt style pan to bake it in. Bundt style cake pans make a more interesting shaped cake usually with added dimension.
To make this cake, we will use a simple yellow cake mix.
Before transferring the cake mix to the pan for baking, we will use food dye to make half of the batter green. Then the cake batter colors will separatly be added to the pan to make a 'green and gold cake.'
Ingredients needed to make a St. Patrick's Day Green and Gold Bundt Cake
- Yellow Cake Mix. You will also need the ingredients listed on the box to make that cake mix.
- Sour Cream. The sour cream will add extra moisture and texture to this cake.
- Green Food Coloring.
- For the icing, powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract.
How to make this St. Patricks Day Green and Gold Bundt Cake.
Step One: make the cake.
- Start by making the batter as directed on the box. Then carefully fold in the sour cream without overmixing the batter.
- Divide the batter in half and add enough of the food coloring to get your desired green color (two to three drops should work.
- Layer the batter in your prepared bundt cake pan so that there are two layers of each color batter.
- Bake the cake as indicated on the directions.
Expert Tip 👉 Make sure that the cake is fully cooled before you add the icing. A warm cake can have an effect on the icing flow.
Step Two: ice the cake.
Make the icing by combining the icing ingredients (except for the green coloring). Divide the icing in half and add green food coloring to one of the halves.
Step Three: finish making the cake.
Once the cake has been removed from the pan and has fully cooled, use a tablespoon to drizzle the white icing over the cake. Then, once that white icing has cooled, you can repeat the process with the green icing. Lastly, top the cake with festive sprinkles and decorations as desired.
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- St. Patricks Day Green and Gold Bundt Cake that is easy to make.
- Frequently asked questions about bundt cakes.
- Tips for making a great bundt cake.
- Personalize this St. Patrick's' Day cake.
St. Patricks Day Green and Gold Bundt Cake, a simple and tasty recipe using cake mix for a green and gold cake with green and white icing.
St. Patricks Day Green and Gold Bundt Cake
- 1 Yellow Cake Mix - plus ingredients listed on the package.
- 1 cup Sour Cream
- Green Food Coloring - as needed
For the icing.
- 1 cup Powdered Sugar
- 2 tbsp Milk
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- Green Food Coloring.
- Start by making the batter as directed on the box. Then carefully fold in the sour cream without overmixing the batter. Divide the batter in half and add enough of the food coloring to get your desired green color (two to three drops should work.
- Layer the batter in your prepared bundt cake pan so that there are two layers of each color batter. Bake the cake as indicated on the directions
- Make the icing by combining the icing ingredients. Divide the icing in half and add green food coloring to only one of the halves.
- Once the cake has been removed from the pan and has fully cooled, use a tablespoon to drizzle the white icing over the cake. Then once that white icing has cooled, you can repeat the process with the green icing. Lastly, top the cake with festive sprinkles and decorations as desired.
Also, please see the actual recipe post for further details on this recipe. Nutritional Information is only an estimate and can vary especially with ingredients that are used. See DiyandFun.com for details on this recipe.
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