Holiday Swirl Loaf Cake
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This cute loaf with a green and red swirl is festive enough to put any Scrooge in the holiday mood. Even though it looks like a complicated work of jolly art, we promise this marbled cake is easier to make than you may think!MORE+LESS-
box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ white cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and whole eggs called for on cake mix box
teaspoon Betty Crocker™ red gel food color
teaspoon Betty Crocker™ green gel food color
cup Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting (from 16-oz container)
tablespoons Betty Crocker™ Jingle Mix decorating decors
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 9x5-inch loaf pan with shortening; lightly flour.
In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. In small bowl, place 1/2 cup of the batter; stir in red food color until blended. In another small bowl, place 1/2 cup of the batter; stir in green food color until blended.
Pour 2 cups white cake batter in bottom of pan. Drop tablespoonfuls of each colored batter in random pattern over top.
Pour remaining white cake batter over top. Pull table knife through batter in figure 8 pattern, twice, to make swirls.
Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on cooling rack 10 minutes; run metal spatula around edge of loaf to loosen. Remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour 30 minutes.
Spread frosting over cooled caked. Sprinkle decors over the top. When ready to serve, cut into slices.
- The key to a great swirl is knowing when to stop. Since green and red make brown, over-swirling the batter will result in a less-than-festive cake. Pull your knife through the batter in a figure 8 pattern no more than twice!
- For an especially festive look, try using a combination of different holiday sprinkles, like Betty Crocker™ Holiday Pearls cupcake gems and Betty Crocker™ Holiday Sequins sprinkles to garnish the top of the loaf cake.
Serving Size: 1 Slice
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- Total Carbohydrate
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1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.