Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

This cake does take a bit of time to prepare, but it creates a wonderful presentation. It's a great project to do with the kids. Easily doubled.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (20 ounce) box white cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 12 cup vegetable oil
  • food coloring
  • 1 (5 1/8 ounce) box instant pudding mix, flavor of your choice
  • 1 (8 ounce) container Cool Whip


  1. Make cake batter according to box directions.
  2. Separate prepared batter into small bowls. You should have 6-8 bowls full of batter.
  3. Mix 10-12 drops of food coloring into 1 small bowl of batter. Mix thoroughly to blend color. Repeat with the different bowls, creating different colors.
  4. Grease rectangular cake pan. Pour 1 bowl full of batter into corner of the pan, Taking next bowl full, pour next to the first color. Continue with additional colors until bottom of pan is covered.
  5. Repeat the above process with the second layer. Don't worry about the colors mixing. As long as you simply pour the batter on top of, or next to the other color, it will be okay.
  6. When finished, cook cake according to box directions. When done, cool thoroughly.
  7. FOR FROSTING: Make the instant pudding only using half as much milk as called for. Place in refrigerator until set. The pudding will be very thick. Fold in Cool Whip and blend well. Spread over cooled cake.