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Red Velvet Marble Bundt Cake

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

 

 

Hands-on time 30 mins
Total time 2 hrs, 45 mins
Yield

Makes 10 to 12 servings

The trick to creating looping swirls is to gently layer the batter around the Bundt pan with a small cookie scoop. No need to swirl with a knife; it will marble as it bakes.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon red food coloring
  • Snowy White Vanilla Glaze
  • Garnishes: mint sprigs, red-and-white fondant balls

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Beat butter and shortening at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition.

  2. Stir together flour and next 2 ingredients. Add to butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Transfer 2 1/2 cups batter to a 2-qt. bowl; stir in cocoa and food coloring.

  3. Drop 2 scoops of plain batter into a greased and floured 10-inch (16-cup) Bundt pan, using a small cookie scoop (about 1 1/2 inches); top with 1 scoop of red velvet batter. Repeat around entire pan, covering bottom completely. Continue layering batters in pan as directed until all batter is used.

  4. Bake at 325° for 1 hour to 1 hour and 5 minutes or until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack, and cool completely (about 1 hour). Drizzle with Snowy White Vanilla Glaze.

Cook's Notes

Total time includes glaze.