Cinco de Mayo or Cinco de Drinko.
Whatever you call it, just know it’s coming!
Considering we are on lockdown celebrating will be in-home only.
There are positives that make celebrating Cinco de Mayo more possible this year than previous years!
Before we go into everything good, let’s look very Cinco De Mayo festively decorated cake.
The recipe for Tía B’s Cinco De Mayo Fiesta Cinnamon Bundt Cake has been handed down from generation to generation.
Most recently Tía B (my aunt) updated her recipe with a few twists to make it easier than ever to get your fiesta on with your baking!
Did you ever notice the best recipes are those recipes that we get from our parents and relatives?
This colorful cake (pastel colorido) is ready to appear at your Cinco de Mayo fiesta!
Get ready for a fiesta-like day, at-home and put these ingredients on your Instacart shopping list or your curbside order pickup list.
I’m ready to make my Fiesta cinnamon bundt cake and to share the recipe with you!
Now, vamanos, we have to bake!
Fiesta Cinnamon Bundt Cake
What happens when you take a look at an old recipe and decide to update it?
Plain bundt cakes are good, but cinnamon-swirled are better.
However, there’s more than just cinnamon in this swirl and that is what makes it even more festive!
There’s always a way to update a recipe and to build it around a holiday.
For those of you that look for exceptionally easy recipes, you are in the right place.
As you all know, if it is not easy, and delicious, I don’t share it.
Life is too short to be in the kitchen all day.
After all, all work and no play makes for a dull and colorless life!
When my Tía B shared a photo of her new Cinco De Mayo Fiesta Cinnamon Bundt Cake I asked if we could share it.
She’s got a lot of great recipes up her sleeve!
My Tía B is my mom’s sister and as mentioned in my other post about Finger-Licking fabulous deviled eggs, she’s a cool cat for an aunt!
Tía B’s Cinco De Mayo Fiesta Cinnamon Bundt Cake
Bundt Cake Basics.
This cake conjures up ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ images, lol, a Bundt Cake caused so much chaos!
Before we start here are a few tips for bundt cake making.
When I made my first bundt cake years ago, I was so excited.
I could not wait for it to come out of the oven.
But when that cake came out of the oven, sadly the nightmare began.
First, it stuck to the pan.
I used butter, not non-stick spray.
Then, I floured the pan, why, oh why?
Of course, you can imagine that the tube in the middle was not even a consideration in my world, I just wanted to bake.
Therefore, I forgot to nonstick it.
Want to guess where the majority of the cake ended up?
What Did You Learn From That Little Story about Bundt Cake?
Bundt cakes can be a demon unless you prep ahead.
Use a nonstick pan, never butter and use nonstick spray.
For any intricate parts on a bundt pan, I highly suggest using a pastry brush treated in nonstick spray to really get those areas.
Also, when the bundt cakes comes out of the oven, loosen the edges with this tool.
Allow the cake to sit upright for about 15-20 minutes (no longer than 25 minutes) then flip over the loosened cake onto a cooling rack.
Hopes are, the sucker will drop right out of that bundt pan!
Cinco De Mayo or Cinco De Drink0 Whatever You Call It, Get Ready For The Biggest Fiesta of The Year!
Read the recipe through.
Make changes to the spices if you like.
Dress up the cake, she’s going to a party and this senorita deserves to be colorfully flamboyant!
It’s time to fiesta!
Tía B's Cinco De Mayo Fiesta Cinnamon Bundt Cake
- Cake Mix According to Directions some ingredients listed below but cake brands differ so follow your brand
- For Duncan Hines Yellow Cake Mix do the following ingredients per box
- 3/4 C Water
- 3 large eggs.
- 5 TBSP Butter differs from box instructions
- 1/4 C Applesauce with Cinnamon
- 1 C Sugar
- 3 Tablespoons Cinnamon
- 1 Tsp Pumpkin Spice or Chipotle Powder your choice
- 1 C Powdered Sugar
- 2-4 Tablespoons of water
- Green Food Coloring
- Yellow Food Coloring
- *optional --Leftover Jelly Beans or Colorful Skittles
- Preheat 350° F
- Prep a bundt pan with nonstick spray and if needed a silicone pastry brush.
- Make sure to get all the nooks and crevices as well as the tube for easy release.
- Prepare Filling First
- Use Cinnamon and mix it with sugar in a bowl and set aside. Stir well to combine.
- Next, prepare the cake mix.
- In a large mixing bowl, place cake mix and egg.
- Mix on medium speed for 30 seconds to combine.
- Next, add in 5 Tbsp of butter.
- Then 1/4 C of Applesauce with cinnamon.
- Now mix for 30 seconds more to combine.
- Once ingredients are combined, mix for 3 minutes on medium speed.
- Pour 1/2 the batter into the pan.
- Now add cinnamon-sugar mixture atop the 1/2 batter that is poured.
- Next, run a toothpick through the cinnamon to swirl.
- Then use the other 1/2 batter to the top
- Transfer bundt pan to the oven and bake for 35 minutes (or until a toothpick comes to clean in the center)
- When you remove the bundt cake, allow it to set up for 15 minutes and not longer or the cake will stick.
- Then, loosen edges as discussed in the post.
- Next, Flip onto a cooling rack.
- Prepare Icing
- Combine confectioner's sugar and water.
- You want to make this thinner, for drizzling.
- Add water a tablespoon at a time, until the consistency of the icing is drizzle-worthy.
- This could be up to 6 tablespoons of water, just add one at a time and wait a minute in between to see how the icing is turning out.
- Next, divide the icing into 2 separate containers and add coloring - one yellow and one green.
- Icing The Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Cinnamon Bundt Cake
- Once the cake is completely cooled, it is time to ice it.
- Using a spoon or a fork, drizzle icing, one color at a time across the cake.
- For a more festive look, scatter with leftover colorful jelly beans or skittles.