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Cake #47 – confetti bundt

Simply put, I needed something (and quick) to take to a pot luck Thanksgiving dinner. I wanted to bake something that would have a broad appeal.  I couldn’t help but think about funfetti cake mixes, so I decided to try a homemade version, with lots of brightly colored sprinkles.

And I do mean lots.

I found a recipe on Bunsen burner bakery’s blog.   This time I dont’ think I made any changes at all.  With all of the bright colors and the easy-going almond and vanilla flavors, it is sure to please everyone!


4 eggs, room temperature
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup whole milk, room temperature
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 tablespoon almond extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sprinkles


2 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
sprinkles, for decorating

Preheat the oven to 350 °F. Grease and flour bundt pan.
Using an electric mixer, beat together the eggs, oil, milk, and vanilla. Slowly add in the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Continue to beat until ingredients are fully incorporated and smooth. Add in the sprinkles and mix until evenly dispersed.
Pour batter into the prepared bundt pan. Bake 45 to 50 minutes, until a tester inserted into the cake comes out clean and the cake springs back gently when pressed with a finger. Cool cake in pan for 10 minutes, then invert onto a wire rack and cool completely before glazing.
To make the glaze, whisk together the confectioners sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth. Add additional powdered sugar for thicker glaze or more milk to thin. Pour over the cooled cake, letting the glaze drip down the sides of the cake. Decorate liberally with sprinkles.



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