Total Time
40mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

From the book 'The Gardens of Covington.'This is a multicolored cake,that a character in the novel always makes for special occasions.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Grease and lightly flour 3 round cake pans,lining bottoms with wax paper.
  3. In large bowl,cream butter until smooth.
  4. Gradually add sugar,beat until fluffy (about 3 minutes) Add eggs one at a time,beating well after each addition.
  5. Combine flours,baking powder in separate bowl,add to batter slowly,alternating with milk and vanilla,beating well after each addition.
  6. Divide batter into 3 small bowls,add food coloring (2-3 drops at most) green in one bowl,yellow,in another,red in third.
  7. Pour batters into separate prepared pans.
  8. Bake 20-25 minutes,until cakes test done with toothpick.
  9. Cool in pans 10 minutes.
  10. Remove and cool completely on wire racks.
  11. Spread a thin layer of jam on top of first and second layer,followed by thin layer of frosting.
  12. Stack layers,frost top and sides of cake with cream cheese frosting.
  13. Frosting: In medium bowl,with mixer on medium speed,beat cream cheese and butter until smooth,about 3 minutes.
  14. Add vanilla.
  15. Gradually add sugar and beat well until mixed and of spreading consistency.

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