Prep 3 hrs
Cook 30 mins
I found this in a magazine--and it looks like a really fun cake, with all different colors and flavors! This would be perfect for kids' parties or "artsy" themed parties. *Prep time includes cooling time.*
- 1 package white cake mix
- 3 egg whites
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 20 drops red food coloring
- 20 drops blue food coloring
- 20 drops yellow food coloring
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cherry extract or 1⁄8 teaspoon strawberry extract or 1⁄8 teaspoon raspberry extract
- 1⁄8 teaspoon almond extract or 1⁄8 teaspoon lemon extract
- 2 (16 ounce) cans vanilla frosting or 2 (16 ounce) cans lemon frosting
- colored sugar sprinkle or candy sprinkles or small decorative candies, for garnish
- Preheat oven to 350*F; grease 2 9" round cake pans or line the bottoms with parchment paper.
- Using an electric mixer on low speed, beat the cake mix, 1 1/2 cups water, the egg whites, and oil for 30 seconds.
- Increase the mixer speed to high speed; beat for 2 minutes; divide the batter into 4 bowls.
- Stir the red food coloring and cherry extract into one bowl, the yellow food coloring and almond extract into another bowl, and the blue food coloring into the third bowl.
- Alternately spoon the tinted and white batters evenly into the prepared pans; lightly swirl the batters together with a spoon to create a gentle marbled effect.
- Do not over-swirl or the colors will become muddy.
- Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick tests out clean.
- Cool in pans for 10 minutes; invert and cool completely on wire racks.
- Place 1 cake layer on a serving dish; spread with 1 cup of the frosting.
- Top with remaining cake layer; coat top and sides of cake with the remaining frosting.
- Decorate with colored sugar, sprinkles, or candy.
I made this last night and when I woke up 1/4 of it was gone!! It is very good. I followed the box directions and used 1/3 cup of oil. For the flavorings I used banana and strawberry plus I also added green...can't have tye-dye without my favorite color! I used gel dyes because they tend to give better coloring. Thanks so much for posting this fun cake recipe!
A fun recipe for a kid's birthday party or a 70's retro event. When I mixed the colors called for in the recipe, I was afraid the cupcakes were going to look like they were for a baby shower since the red was more pink than red rather than a teen's birthday party. I added purple and green to the mix and was really pleased with the results. I put about 1 Tbls. of each color in each cupcake and then swirled them with a toothpick. Next time I'll try swirling with a knife as the toothpick didn't do much for the colors towards the bottom. Thanks for sharing such a fun recipe!