a few notes before we get started. first, i increased the recipe by half to fill the bundt pan, after all, mary is having a bundt fest. second, i omitted the cocoa powder in the recipe since i wanted a rainbow cake.
rainbow bundt cake
adapted from king arthur flour
1 twelve cup bunt serving 12-16
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup canola oil
3 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 1/2 cups milk
liquid food colors, as many as you like
preheat the oven to 350. grease and flour a 12 cup bundt pan. place the eggs, sugar, vanilla and salt into a large mixing bowl and on medium, whip until it thickens-about 10 minutes. slowly pour the oil in taking care not to hit the beaters or you will wear it and so will your kitchen. if you are using a hand held mixer, put it away now, and if you are using a stand mixer, remove the bowl from the machine and pour the batter into a large but shallow bowl. sift the flour and baking powder over the egg mixture and carefully fold it into the batter. fold the milk in last-if you have followed this order, you should not have any lumps. if you have lumps, run the batter through a mesh strainer to break up the lumps and smooth out the batter. divide the batter into 5 bowls (1 1/2 cups each) and tint as desired. using a serving spoon, carefully pour spoonfuls of each color into the same spot in the pan to create a bullseye pattern that spreads and fills the pan. bake until a tester inserted comes out clean, about an hour to an hour and 10 minutes. allow the cake to cool in the pan for 15 minutes and then carefully turn it out onto a rack to cool completely.
be sure to check out mary's month long bundt fest-i love big bundts 3 and do bake one with her!
oh, one more thing. before you start wondering about my photos, and whether i have lost my mind, my camera was also stolen. those photos were taken with my not so smart phone (no iPhone or droid for me).