Neapolitan Bundt Cake recipe: Chocolate, strawberry & vanilla (1974)

The Great Neapolitan Bundt Cake vintage 70s recipe (2)

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Chocolate. Strawberry. Vanilla. United they bake.

Here’s the triple-appeal of Neapolitan ice cream making a delicious appearance as cake.

Begin with a Betty Crocker white or yellow cake mix, and follow this Great Neapolitan Bundt Cake recipe. Better make extra copies for your friends, though. This cake is that good.

The Great Neapolitan Bundt Cake vintage 70s recipe (1)

The Great Neapolitan Bundt Cake vintage 70s recipe (2)

Neapolitan bundt cake

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes


  • 1 package white cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup salad oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon strawberry extract
  • 12 drops red food color
  • 1/4 cup chocolate-flavored syrup
  • 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate-flavored syrup


  1. Heat oven to 350 (F) (pans with non-stick finish -- 325 F).
  2. Generously grease and flour 12-cup bundt cake pan.
  3. Blend cake mix (dry), water, oil and eggs on low speed until moistened; beat 3 minutes on medium speed.
  4. Pour 1/3 of the batter (about 1-2/3 cups) into pan.
  5. Measure 1/2 of the remaining batter (about 1-2/3 cups) into small bowl; stir in strawberry extract and food color.
  6. Carefully pour into pan.
  7. Stir chocolate-flavored syrup into remaining batter; carefully pour into pan.
  8. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly in center.
  9. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan.
  10. Cool completely.
  11. To make the Chocolate Glaze, mix confectioners' sugar and chocolate-flavored syrup until smooth. (If necessary, a few drops of water or small amount of confectioners' sugar can be added until desired consistency.)
  12. Spread cake with Chocolate Glaze, allowing some to drizzle down the side.


Note: You can substitute yellow cake mix for white cake mix. Increase water to 1-1/4 cup.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 146Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 46mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 14gProtein: 2g

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