Mardi Gras Pound Cake

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  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) box white cake mix
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup instant strawberry powder for milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup instant chocolate powder for milk
  • Confectioners' sugar


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 10-inch Bundt pan.
  2. Combine cream cheese and eggs in large bowl; beat until smooth.
  3. Add dry cake mix and milk; blend until moistened, then beat according to package directions.
  4. Divide batter into thirds.
  5. Add strawberry powder to 1/3 of the batter; pour into prepared pan.
  6. Add vanilla extract to 1/3 of the batter; pour over strawberry layer.
  7. Add chocolate powder to remaining 1/3 of the batter; pour over vanilla layer.
  8. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until cake tests done.
  9. Let cool for 10 minutes; turn out of pan.
  10. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.