Easy to make poka dot bunt cake made from 2 cake mixes using cake pop pans for the poka dots. The colorful dot are from a white cake batter divided between small bowls and dyed with different food colors. Then baked pops are added to the bundt cake and baked inside the cake. It makes a cheerful surprise in the bundt cake when it is cut.
I have a set of cake pop pans that I bought from thrift store and was looking for more ways to use the pans. I saw this idea on the cover of a baking magazine. Cake pops are fun for kids but this would be perfect for everyone. A very festive cake that will impress everyone. It is easy to make and you don’t have to be a expert at decorating cakes.
Baking instructions for making the cake pops here in a early post.
Poka Dot Bunt Cake
To make the cake you need a cake mix and instant pudding mix. So if you are making chocolate cake pops you would choose both chocolate mixes. You need to add a extra egg so if your mix says 2 eggs you would actually use 3 or if it says 3 eggs you would use 4. You should use only half the liquid that is required for the mix. Substitute milk for water.
- 1 white cake mix
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk plus 1 tablespoon milk
- 1/4 cup oil
- 1 box instant pudding (3.5 oz.)
- 1 box of any flavor cake mix for bundt cake (follow directions on box to mix)
Preheat oven 350 degrees. Spray pans with baking spray. The spray must contain flour. The top pan with the holes have to be sprayed on both sides, because the batter will come out of the top and this makes it easy to remove the escaped batter.
Mix all ingredients with electric mixer except pudding on slow speed to moisten. Then add pudding mix and beat for 2 minutes. The batter will be very thick to make a dense pop. Divide batter in small bowls and tint with pastel food coloring. To make it easy to fill cavities, use a piping bag or baggie with a tip cut out.
Start in the center of the bottom pan and fill each cavity with batter to the rim of the cavity. Other wise you will not get a round pop but one with half of cone shape. The batter will come out of the top regardless if you are generous or not. It is better to be generous so you have a round pop. When pan is full place the top pan on top and secure with clips. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 22 minutes. Check with a tooth pick through the top hole.
Cool pops for 5 and pick over flow off the top of the pan. Remove cake pops from the pan. You will have more cake pops then what is needed for the cake. The extra cake pops can be saved for another project.
While cake pops are cooling. Prepare bunt cake pan with vegetable spray.
Follow directions for mixing on the box of the cake mix for the bundt cake. Spread about a cup of batter on the bottom of the bundt pan. Press slightly the baked cake balls into the batter. Add more batter around the cake balls but don’t cover completely so you will be able to see where to put the second row. Then press more balls into the batter closer to the outer edge of the pan to make a second row of balls. Add the rest of the batter over all the ball.
Bake at 350 degrees for 60 to 65 minutes until tooth pick comes out clean and the top springs back when touched. Cool for 10 minutes and turn cake out to cool. Frost and decorate when cake is cool.