Saturday 12 April 2014

Pink Percy Pig Bundt Cake

Pink Percy Pig Bundt Cake
I'm so not down with the kids. I know nothing of current children's TV, and don't even know the names of the Minions. Luckily, I have April (2) and Jayne (30) to assist me. They're good eggs. 

The other week, my little pal April turned the ripe old age of two. Being the daughter of a fantastic baker (no Kev, I'm talking about Lucie...), she was always going to appreciate cake! For her birthday I bought her a little pink mixer to match her mummy's, a gingerbread man set, and made her a pink Percy Pig Bundt Cake, complete with a hidden curly tail! 

I don't think she was overly convinced by the snazzy sparkler, but she was thrilled with the little Percy sweets! This is a really girly cake, and has a lovely surprise in the centre. It could easily be adapted for boys as well though, just change the colours to your given character.
Pink Percy Pig Bundt Cake
  • 225g butter
  • 450g golden caster sugar
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 350g plain flour 
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 250ml strawberry fat free yoghurt 
  • 1 tbsp strawberry flavouring
  • Pink food colouring
  • 300g icing sugar plus 1 tsp strawberry flavouring.
  • Mini Percy Pig sweets

  1. Preheat the oven to gas 3/160 c
  2. Prepare a regular sized bundt tin - 2.4l, 10 cup, 10 inch with Cake Release spray and dust with flour.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. 
  5. Mix in the strawberry flavouring.
  6. In a separate bowl, measure out the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt.
  7. Pour the yoghurt into a jug.
  8. Sift in a third of the flour mix followed by half the yoghurt. Repeat this until everything is combined. 
  9. Give everything a quick mix on a low speed for about 10 seconds.
  10. Remove about 8 tbsp of batter into a small bowl, and dye pink.
  11. Put half of the standard mix into your prepared tin. 
  12. Cover with your pink layer.
  13. Tip the rest of the standard batter on top.
  14. Bake in the centre of the oven for about 1 hour 15 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. 
  15. Leave the cake to cool for 10 minutes before removing from the tin.
  16. When the cake is fully cooled, mix the icing sugar with 1 tsp of strawberry flavouring and enough water to make a pouring consistency - tip it over the cake and scatter with pigs - as you do. 

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  1. LOVE the swirl inside. So pretty. Lucky kids x

  2. This cake looks amazing, looks like April enjoyed it too!!


  3. That bundt looks great, I love the pink ripple.

  4. Love this! My whole family are Percy Pig fiends so I think I will have to bust this out for somebody's birthday very soon!

  5. This bundt looks so lovely! I love the swirl on the inside!


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