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Holiday Swirl Loaf Cake

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Holiday Swirl Loaf Cake
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 2 hr 45 min
  • Servings 12

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-

Updated August 21, 2019

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ white cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and whole eggs called for on cake mix box
1/4
teaspoon Betty Crocker™ red gel food color
1/4
teaspoon Betty Crocker™ green gel food color
3/4
cup Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting (from 16-oz container)
2
tablespoons Betty Crocker™ Jingle Mix decorating decors

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 9x5-inch loaf pan with shortening; lightly flour.
  • 2
    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.
  • 3
    Pour 2 cups white cake batter in bottom of pan. Drop tablespoonfuls of each colored batter in random pattern over top.
  • 4
    Pour remaining white cake batter over top. Pull table knife through batter in figure 8 pattern, twice, to make swirls.
  • 5
    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.
  • 6
    Spread frosting over cooled caked. Sprinkle decors over the top. When ready to serve, cut into slices.

Expert Tips

  • 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.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories
280
Calories from Fat
100
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
17%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
320mg
13%
Potassium
45mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
44g
15%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
26g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
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;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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