You’ve never seen such a cute cake! This rainbow swirl bundt cake has sparkly gold exterior and a fun surprise inside. A great St. Patrick’s Day dessert or fun for any occasion.
I’m not Irish at all so St. Patrick’s Day has never really been my holiday. However, I do like making themed food and this cake was inspired by everyone’s favorite Irish holiday.
I could not resist making this festive St. Patrick’s Day bundt cake. Green is my least favorite color, and the idea of an all green bundt kind of grossed me out. However, a RAINBOW bundt cake seemed like a delightful idea! Especially one that was topped with gold glitter.
Here’s some words to live by:
If you’re not sure, just add gold glitter.
Things will usually be ok if you just follow that advice.
Instead of just making an all over swirly rainbow bundt, I really wanted the rainbow to be a surprise just like a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow should be. It took some careful batter pouring, but it turned out perfectly. I think any leprechaun would be ecstatic to eat a cute cake like this one.
Lucky for all you non-ambitious bakers, this cake was made with a standard boxed white cake mix so don’t be intimidated! It’s actually way easier to make than you would think.
Give it a try for St. Patrick’s day and hopefully your luck won’t stop with just cake!
If you’re like me and are lukewarm on St. Patrick’s day in general, this would be an excellent option for a birthday cake for kids young and old. I know I would love to have a cute cake with a surprise baked inside.
If you make this recipe be sure to snap a pic and tag me @betsylife on Instagram!
Pot of Gold Bundt Cake
You've never seen a rainbow swirl bundt cake like this one! This fun cake is a great St. Patrick's Day dessert or fun for any occasion.
- 1 boxed white cake mix prepared.
- food coloring
- 1 cup powdered sugar sifted
- 3-4 Tbsp heavy cream
- gold sprinkles
Place two heaping spoonfuls of prepared cake mix in each of 6 small bowls. Reserving the rest of the mix.
Use the food coloring to dye each bowl red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple to your desired color intensity.
Grease and flour a fluted bundt pan.
Pour one cup of reserved white cake mix into the bottom of the pan. Carefully, spoon each colored batter, one at a time, around the pan, layering each on top of the other being careful not to touch the sides of the pan. If the colored batter begins to get too close to the side, spoon some remaining white batter to fill in.
Top colored layers with remaining white batter.
Bake according to package directions. Cool for 10 minutes then remove from the pan.
Whisk together confectioners sugar and heavy cream to form a glaze. Pour the glaze over the top of the warm cake and top with gold sprinkles.
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- Samoa Cookie Bundt Cake
- Apple Cider Cinnamon Roll Bundt Cake
- 4 Ingredient Cherry Cream Soda Bundt Cake
Andrea B (@goodgirlgonered) says
I love bundt cakes! Love making them, they’re so fun, but this takes the – uh – cake. 😉
Seriously, though, it’s really cute. I might have to give it a try!
Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures says
So festive and cute!
Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious says
So clever! Forgive my ignorance, but does the batter just naturally “curve” in the pan to form the rainbow shape? I’m thinking it does…but worried mine might come out as straight lines of color instead of curves…any advice? Thanks very much!!
It will curve naturally with the shape of the pan