This chocolate and vanilla Bengal Striped Bundt Cake will keep your sweet tooth satisfied on game day whether you’re watching in “The Jungle” or the comfort of your own home.
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Even if you aren’t a football fan or specifically a Cincinnati Bengals fan (like me) this cake is still super fun! First of all the orange and black works well for Halloween so it does double duty for us in the month of October. And my daughter loved the cake so much that she’s already planning ahead to her birthday in March and is requesting this cake remade in white and black zebra stripes. You could tint that orange vanilla cake any color you want. The possibilities are endless.
The cake is so simple even though it’s made from scratch. Once the batter is made the stripes are made by alternating the batter in the pan with muffin scoops like THESE. One scoop of black followed by one scoop of orange. Keep alternating until the batter is all in the pan. That’s it!
To celebrate my enthusiasm for football season I’ve joined a group of bloggers from all over the country to bring you football-inspired recipes this season. Last month we shared our favorite tailgating recipes, and now we are sharing more than 60 recipes ideas for celebrating on game day. Click on their links below my cake recipe to join in!
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Bengal Striped Bundt Cake
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup full fat buttermilk
- 1/2 cup Guinness beer
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 lg egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/8 tsp black gel food coloring
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter softened
- 1 lg egg
- 1/4 cup whole milk
- 2 tbsp whole milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp orange gel food coloring
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a standard bundt pan with cooking spray and set aside.
- Whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
- With a hand or stand mixer, beat together the buttermilk, Guinness beer, oil, eggs, vanilla and black food coloring on low setting.
- Add the flour mixture to the buttermilk mixture and beat until combined, then beat the cake batter for 4 minutes on medium speed.
- Beat the granulated sugar and butter with a hand or stand mixer at medium high speed until well blended.
- Change the speed to low and add the egg, milk and vanilla. Change back to medium speed and mix well.
- Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt and add to the butter mixture. Beat batter for about 1 minute until smooth. Add the orange gel food color and mix again until well blended.
- Using two muffin scoops, alternate scooping the chocolate/black cake batter and the vanilla/orange cake batter into the prepared bundt pan until all the batter is gone.
- Tap the pan on the counter to make sure there are no bubbles.
- Bake the cake for 35 - 40 minutes, or until the cake bounces back when lightly touched.
- Allow the cake to cool in the pan for about 20 minutes. Invert the pan onto a cooling rack and allow the cake to continue cooling before serving.
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Your cake looks great! I love that it’s great for cheering on the Bengals and as a Halloween-themed treat.
Thanks so much LeAndra! I appreciate the compliments 🙂
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Making two for super bowl WhoDey party this weekend! Question – What does the beer do to the flavor? I’ve never seen a cake call for beer in the recipe, and have been making bundts for quite some time.
The popularity of this 6 year old recipe thanks to the Bengals making it to the Super Bowl this year has me giddy with excitement! So, I took this recipe for Guinness Chocolate Bundt Cake https://www.foodtasticmom.com/guinness-chocolate-bundt-cake/ and halved it to make this Bengals Striped Bundt Cake. I had never made a cake with beer either, before making the Guinness Cake.
But if you read my description of the Guinness Cake, it is SO moist and chocolatey! It’s seriously the best chocolate cake I’ve ever made from scratch. The beer really helps with the tender, moist texture of the cake. Beyond that, you really don’t end up tasting beer at all. Enjoy and Who Dey!!!