Neapolitan Pound Cake- Pillsbury's Best Bundt Recipes

I just came across my Pillsbury's Best Bundt Recipes book. I knew I have had it for a long time but was surprised to see the copyright was 1974. There are some from scratch cakes but most of them call for cake mixes and or dry frosting mixes. I guess there is no way to use the dry frosting recipes as they has been gone a long time. Because this is before the pudding in the cake mix era, I guess you would have to use a store brand mix or Duncan Hines as I understand they do not have pudding in the mix.

This one sounds interesting. There is a photo of it and it is very attractive. This is the blurb: "A festive cake with delicate chocolate, strawberry and vanilla flavoring. Delightful for a child's party or ladies' tea.

Neapolitan Pound Cake

8 ox package cream cheese, softened

4 eggs

1 package white cake mix

3/4 cup milk or water

3/4 cup quick strawberry flavored milk drink mix

1 teaspoon vanilla

3/4 cup quick chocolate flavored milk drink mix

Preheat oven to 350 degrees (325 for colored fluted tube pan).. Using solid shortening or margarine (not oil), grease and flour 12-cup fluted tube pan (non-stick finish pan, too). In large bowl, blend cream cheese and eggs until smooth. Blend in cake mix and milk. Beat 2 minutes at highest speed. Add strawberry milk drink mix to 2 cups batter; pour into prepared pan. Stir vanilla into 2 cups batter; pour over strawberry batter. Add chocolate milk drink mix to remaining batter; pour over vanilla batter. Bake 55 to 65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool upright in pan 45 minutes. Loosen edges; remove from pan. Cool completely. If desired, sprinkle with powdered sugar or serve with ice cream and chocolate sauce.

1 comment:

Karen said...

I have made this cake many times. It is always fun to cut out the first slice and see how the colors have arranged themselves during baking. I usually drizzle a cooked chocolate frosting over the cake. I also bake the Saucy Apple Swirl Cake recipe often since it uses applesauce rather than oil.