Polka Dot Cake

I was blog hopping the other day and I ran across a lady who made a polka dot cake. It was super cute and so I decided to try it for my daughter’s birthday party. Long story short, my polka dots were different, I used donut holes! They worked great! I would’ve had more too if I hadn’t eaten them while I baked!  I used this recipe as my base:

It worked out pretty good! Next time I would double the *original* recipe though. This will make a thin 9×13 and probably one 9 inch cake. So, if you want a layer cake, double it for sure!

Here is what I did:

Retro Redo: Pink Polka Dot Cake


  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1 1/2 c. flour
  • 2 t. baking powder
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 t. vanilla or other extract (I used strawberry)
  • Red or pink gel or paste food coloring
  • 12-24 cake donut holes
  • 9 inch spring-form pan


  1. Beat egg whites until stiff, add 1/2 of the sugar and set aside.
  2. Cream the butter and add remaining sugar gradually, while beating.
  3. Mix and sift dry ingredients and add alternately with milk (1/3 of the dry mixture, then 1/2 the milk, 1/3 dry, 1/2 milk, rest of dry).
  4. Stir in flavoring and food coloring. Fold in egg whites.
  5. Line spring form pan with foil (I used non-stick and didn’t even grease it!). Place a few donut holes in the bottom and some cut in half. Cover with cake batter.
  6. Add a few more donut holes and push in.
  7. Roll around to get them covered in batter. Bake at 350 for 35-45 minutes or until tester comes out clean.

This is what it looked like before:

And after:

*** If I were to do this again, I would double the cake to make it taller and more impressive! And add more donut holes to the cake and not my mouth!

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