If it’s true what they say — that we make our own luck — then St. Patrick’s Day just got a little bit luckier. This year, you can make your own adorable and delicious pot of gold in the form of a festive Bundt cake.
A lot of holiday desserts can be time-consuming and end up becoming a chore. My goal in making this cake? Make it as simple and easy as possible.
That simplicity starts with the actual Bundt cakes. You will need two chocolate Bundt cakes for this recipe, and to keep it easy, both those cakes are made from a boxed cake mix.
Sometimes removing a Bundt cake from the pan can be challenging. I find the best way to successfully remove a Bundt cake is to make sure your pan is well greased and floured. For these cakes, you don't want white flour on the outside, so I use cocoa powder. Spray the pan with a nonstick spray, and then generously shake cocoa powder to cover the Bundt pan.
Once your cakes are removed from the pan and completely cooled, you will want to remove the very top of one of the cakes. I use a wire cake cutter to do this, but a long piece of floss or nylon thread will work as well.
The two cakes get placed together, one on top of the other. The extra top you previously removed from the one cake gets put into the center of this cake.
By filling the center of the cake, you won't need as many gold coins to fill it, and it makes the cake easier to serve.
The frosting comes together in less than five minutes and requires four ingredients. Powdered sugar, vanilla extract, coffee creamer and brown Wilton food coloring.
The frosting, vanilla extract and coffee creamer get whisked together until a very thick frosting is created. Then the food coloring gets added in. It is important to use the brown food coloring so the frosting turns a gold color.
You will warm up the frosting for 20 – 25 seconds and then coat the Bundt cake with the frosting.
And finally, we come to my favorite part — the gold coins. Once the frosting has dried, top the cake with gold coins, and place them around the edges of your cake, if desired.
The final step is to add the handles to the "pot." The handles are two Rainbow Berry Sweetly Sour candy ropes. You can use frosting to attach the handles, and if needed, toothpicks will help the handles stay in place.
Serves 10 – 12
Updated by Bethany Ramos on 2/25/2016
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