Holiday Bundt Cake Recipe

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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This homemade Holiday Bundt Cake is so festive! Everyone will be drawn to this colorful cake and, like the holiday season, it’ll be gone before you know it.

This cake is so colorful and festive. It reminds me of many houses at Christmas and how they look completely different then than during the rest of the year. Your guests will be drawn to this cake and, just like the holiday season, it’ll be gone before you know it. Here’s how you make it.

Holiday Bundt Cake

Equipment Needed


Cake Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temp
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 baking soda
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • red and green gel food coloring

Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 cup soft unsalted butter
  • 4 + cups powder sugar
  • 4 tbsp heavy whipping cream


Cake Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees f.

Prepare the bundt cake pan.

Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda together in a bowl.

Beat the butter on high for 30 seconds.

Add the sugar and vanilla extract to the butter until well combined.

Add the egg whites, one at a time, mixing after each.

Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing after each.

Add 1/3 cup flour mixture to the wet mixture followed by adding 1/3 cup of the buttermilk; add 1/3 cup flour mixture again then add 1/3 cup buttermilk mix on low speed, add 1/3 cup of flour and add the rest of 1/3 cup of buttermilk mix in low speed until thoroughly blended.

Divide the batter into two shallow bowls. Add red gel food coloring to one bowl, then add green gel food coloring to the second bowl. Stir well.

Spray the bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Holiday Bundt Cake Recipe - From Val's Kitchen

Begin by spooning in some of the red batter and spoon some green on top. Alternate the red and green batter into the bundt pan.

Bake the cake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Holiday Bundt Cake Recipe - From Val's Kitchen

Allow the cake to cool in the pan for about 20 minutes then remove the cake from the Bundt pan and place on a wire rack until completely cooled.

Frosting Instructions

Cream the butter and powder sugar until it looks light and creamy.

If it doesn’t cream add several drops of the heavy whipping cream until it creams. Once the frosting has the right consistency begin by using a large spoon drizzle the frosting on the cake.

Allow all frosting to dry on the cake.

Holiday Bundt Cake Recipe - From Val's Kitchen

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patricia Marsden December 18, 2015 - 7:10 am

How festive! Bet if I tried though that my greens and reds would strangely mix into yellow.

Kristen from The Road to Domestication December 18, 2015 - 10:38 am

That is BEAUTIFUL! I made a bundt cake ONE time, and it was a disaster, so now I’m gun-shy!

Karen Hartzell (@InTheKitchenKP) December 18, 2015 - 12:36 pm

I love the colors of this festive bundt cake! I love making bundt cakes and this one looks like it needs to be added to the list to try.

john December 18, 2015 - 2:31 pm

This is exactly what I’ve been wanting and needing! Awesome cake and the pictures are beautiful.

Brandy M. December 18, 2015 - 5:32 pm

How festive that is! I like that your colors stayed separate and will have to try the spooning method. I tried once but poured and they mixed really bad!

Liz Mays December 18, 2015 - 10:22 pm

It’s especially festive looking with the red and green color. I love this for Christmas time.

Dogvills December 19, 2015 - 2:25 am

The Bundt cake looks so pretty and festive. I would like to try your recipe.

Julie @ Running in a Skirt December 19, 2015 - 10:48 am

So stinkin cute! I love a festive cake! Going to have to give it a try!

Briana December 19, 2015 - 2:12 pm

This is such a beautiful bundt cake! How perfect for the holidays!


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