American Girl Magazine's Colorful Cake

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Elspaghetti

This is one of my favorite cakes ever! If you don't own four 9-inch layer cake pans, you'll need to bake these in shifts. DO NOT use grape Jell-O mix!

Top Review by DianaEatingRichly

This turned out VERY pretty, but we weren't a fan of the flavors. The Jello flavors tasted too artificial, and the extra dry ingredients (jello powder) made the cake dry. I would rather just add food coloring if I make this again. But such a cute idea!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 ounce) package white cake mix, batter prepared (or home-made white cake batter)
  • 3 egg whites (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 13 cup oil (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1 13 cups water (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1 tablespoon cherry Jell-O, mix
  • 1 tablespoon orange Jell-O, mix
  • 1 tablespoon lime Jell-O gelatin, mix
  • 1 tablespoon berries, blast jell-o mix
  • 2 (16 ounce) cans frosting, 1 yellow, 1 white. (This can be substituted with 16 oz. home-made white frosting and 16 oz. home-made yellow frosting.)
  • 6 drops blue food coloring


  1. Preheat oven at 350.
  2. Divide prepared white cake batter equally into 4 bowls.
  3. Mix 1 tablespoons Jell-O powder into each bowl, one color per bowl.
  4. Stir until blended.
  5. Additional Jell-O powder may be added at this time for brighter colors.
  6. Pour batter into greased and floured cake pans, 1 color per pan.
  7. Bake 15 minute or until cake springs back when lightly touched in the center.
  8. Cool 5 minute and remove from pans.
  9. when cake is completely cool, spread yellow frosting between layers.
  10. Scoop 3/4 of your white frosting into a bowl, add 6 drops blue food coloring.
  11. Whisk until blended.
  12. Cover outside of cake with blue frosting.
  13. spread the remaining white frosting atop the blue frosting as clouds.

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