Spumoni Bundt Cake #BundtBakers

Spumoni Bundt Cake is a three flavor marbled swirl  of  chocolate, cherry and pistachio nestled together in a moist, pudding  based Bundt.

Spumoni Bundt Cake

Spumoni Bundt Cake

By  Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Spumoni Bundt Cake is my recipe  of the day with the blogging  group Bundt Bakers. We are baking  up  Bundts this month inspired by Italian desserts.

For my selection,  I chose to create a Bundt inspired by the flavors of spumoni ice cream. Cherry, pistachio and chocolate in beautiful swirls topped with a cherry glaze.

Spumoni Bundt Cake

Now I have always loved spumoni ice cream, so thought it was a fantastic idea.  And yes, it  tastes as great as it sounds.

Beyond  the fab flavor is the beauty of it- I love swirls in a cake batter, and they are very easy to create.

Spumoni Bundt Cake

Made in the Shade? Or Made for Shade?

I really wasn’t prepared for the shade spumoni haters of the  world were chomping at the bit to throw at me for  making a cake  in  the likeness of (their most hated) dessert. Could there really be actual  spumoni hater out there? Or  just perhaps a  troll.

I’ve encountered trolls before. They can be nasty to  see if they can top their last nasty.  It’s a challenge for them, I think.

So as I sit here tonight typing this up,  playing my beloved Bach cello concertos to relax, I am thinking  of how much I look  forward to the time and era of hate fading away. And maybe, just maybe,  things can seem a little  more normal.

Cake is a Thing of Love

Right now,  it  seems everyone is  on  edge. Maybe we all need to sit down and share cake with one  another. Remember that there is more to like  about each other than there is to…well, let’s not go there,  shall we?

At least you will never have to worry about having someone act that way with your cake.  They will see in person how delish it  looks and smells and tastes. They have no  defense  against delish.

Spumoni Bundt Cake

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Spumoni Bundt Cake

Spumoni Bundt Cake

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Spumoni Bundt Cake

Spumoni Bundt Cake

Sue Lau
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Cake, Dessert
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 10


  • 10 cup Bundt pan



  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup cooled melted butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 ounce box chocolate instant pudding mix
  • 3 ounce box pistachio instant pudding mix
  • 3 drops green food coloring
  • 3 ounce box vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon cherry extract
  • 10 drops red food coloring


  • 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • maraschino cherries


  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • Spray a 10-cup Bundt pan with Baker's release spray and set aside.
  • Mix the eggs, melted butter, buttermilk, vanilla and granulated sugar in the mixer, then begin adding the salt, baking powder and flour gradually, continuing to mix to form a smooth batter.
  • Divide batter into three small bowls that will not stain.

Chocolate Batter:

  • Add 1/4 cup chocolate pudding mix to one and stir well. Save the remaining mix for another cake, or I think it works out to adding 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk to turn that into pudding.

Cherry Batter:

  • For the pink batter, stir in 1/4 cup of the vanilla pudding mix, the cherry extract, and about ten drops of red coloring (this is why you want stainless or glass bowls). Save the remainder of vanilla pudding mix for another use (same milk mixing info as the chocolate pudding if you want vanilla pudding).

Pistachio Batter:

  • For the pistachio cake, stir in 1/4 cup of the pistachio pudding mix and a couple drops of green color to boost the tone. Save the rest of that mix, same as the others.

Marbling the Cake:

  • Use a cookie scoop or a couple of spoons to place alternating colored dollops of batter into the pan. It doesn't need to be perfect (the batter will expand and move as it bakes)
  • Bake 45 minutes or until it tests done with a toothpick.
  • Cool in pan 15 minutes, then turn out and finish cooling on a wire rack.
  • Once cool, mix together the glaze and as it starts to dry, place cherries that you have dried off with paper toweling onto the cake. I used a little runoff of glaze as glue.
  • The cake should be fully set in about 45 minutes to an hour.


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5 responses

  1. I looooveeee spumoni – it brings back super fond memories of visiting The Spaghetti Factory with family for special occasions as a little; we always got a scoop of spumoni ice cream after our spaghetti dinner. And it was a wonderful treat. This cake is absolutely gorgeous. And I am with you – more cake, less hate please <3

    • It was the kind of thing that makes one stare at the screen, blink several times, and read it again. I’m pretty passionate about cake, but. Not like that. LOL!

  2. !!Cake is a Thing of Love!!!!
    Nice thoughts that inspire your Spumoni Bundt!
    As long as there is love … life will be beautiful..
    Sharing as a family we will always be happy!
    Thank you for traveling to beautiful Italy and giving us your delicious spumoni ice cream.

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