Friday, March 26, 2010

Homemade Designer Cake... any kid will LOVE!

Flower Power Cake

Cake mix, canned frosting and food coloring

make our multicolored cake as easy as it is cool!

  • 1 pkg. white cake mix, preferably Duncan Hines
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 Tbs. oil, (canola)
  • 20 drops each red, yellow and blue liquid food coloring
  • 1/8 tsp. imitation cherry extract
  • 1/8 tsp. almond extract
  • 1/8 tsp. lemon extract
  • 2 cans (16 oz. each) Vanilla frosting
  • Assorted decorations and sprinkles, optional.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F coat 2 (8”) round cake pans with cooking spray. At low speed beat cake mix with 1 ½ cups water, egg whites and oil 30 seconds. Increase speed to high: beat 2 minutes. Follow steps below.

  1. Divide batter into 4 bowls. Stir red food coloring and cherry extract into 1st bowl. Stir blue food coloring and almond extract into 2nd bowl. Stir yellow coloring and lemon extract in 3rd bowl. Leave 4th bowl white.
  2. Alternate spoonfuls of each color into pans, it's okay to place one on top of the other...

3. Using spoon/knife lightly swirl batters together (picking up the knife after each twirl), to make marbled pattern. (be careful if you swirl too much it will turn brown...)

4. Bake 30 minutes or until tooth pick inserted into centers comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes.

5. Remove from pans; cool completely on racks. (i usually do all the baking the day before)

6. Place 1 cake layer on serving plate; spread with 1cup frosting. Top with remaining layer. Spread top and side of cake with remaining frosting. Decorate as desired.

Note. I make the cake with the directions on the box. And then continue with steps 1 and 2. so you could make it however you would like. If the cake mix calls for oil, I double the ration and add Apple sauce instead. That makes a more moist cake, and a bit more healthy. J )


TIP: Use green food coloring for the red to make a cake for a BOY!


Hearthandmade said...

this looks insane!!! I really want to make a cake like this!

Angela said...

How fun! You always have the funnest ideas.

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