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Easter Swirl Cake
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3 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups sugar

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 teaspoon almond extract

4 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

3/4 cup buttermilk  

Pink, purple and green paste food color


1 1/4 cups powdered sugar

1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/4 teaspoon almond extract

2 to 3 tablespoons milk

Pink, purple and green paste food color

 *Substitute 2 teaspoons lemon juice or vinegar and enough milk to equal 3/4 cup. Let stand 5 minutes.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 325°F. Grease and flour 12-cup Bundt® pan; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in bowl; set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine sugar, 1 cup butter and 1 teaspoon almond extract in another bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, until well mixed. Add flour mixture, alternately with buttermilk, until well mixed.

  4. STEP 4

    Place 3/4 cup batter into each of 3 bowls. Tint with food color to make pink, purple or green batters.

  5. STEP 5

    Spread 1 cup white batter in pan to cover pan bottom. Drop remaining white batter and tinted batter by 1/4 cupfuls randomly into pan. Swirl batters gently, using table knife. (Do not over swirl.)

  6. STEP 6

    Bake 55-65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes; invert onto serving plate. Cool completely.

  7. STEP 7

    Combine powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon butter in bowl. Beat at low speed until well mixed. Add 1/4 teaspoon almond extract and enough milk for desired drizzling consistency; mix well. Divide glaze among 3 bowls; tint with food color to make pink, green or purple glaze. Drizzle cake with glaze.

Tip #1

- When making the glaze it helps to have the milk and butter at room temperature so the glaze does not curdle. 

Tip #2

- Paste food colors are sold in craft stores and some grocery stores. You can substitute gel food color but colors may not be as vibrant.

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