A good friend of mine made this cake for her daugther's B-day party. It was adorable and delicious. She gave me the recipe and I am posting it for safe keeping.
- 1 (7 ounce) package chocolate-covered raisins
- 20 drops red food coloring, divided
- 1 (18 1/4 ounce) package white cake mix
- 3 egg whites (or as called for by your cake mix)
- 1⁄3 cup oil (or as called for by your cake mix)
- 1 1⁄3 cups water (or as called for by your cake mix)
- 1 (16 ounce) container vanilla frosting
- 8 drops green food coloring
- Set aside 2 tablespoons chocolate covered raisins.
- Prepare cake batter according to the package directions.
- Add 12 drops of red food coloring and the remaining chocolate covered raisins to the batter; stir to mix.
- Pour batter into two 8-inch cake pans that have been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, lined with wax paper and sprayed again with non-stick cooking spray.
- Bake according to package directions.
- Let cool for 10 minutes, then turn out onto wire racks to cool completely.
- Divide the frosting equally between two bowls.
- Add the green food coloring to one bowl; stir to combine.
- Add the rest of the red food coloring (8 drops) to the other bowl; stir to combine.
- Invert one cake layer onto a serving plate; frost the top of the cake layer with half of the red frosting.
- Place the second layer on top of the first layer; frost the top with the remaining red frosting.
- Frost the sides with the green frosting.
- Sprinkle the reserved chocolate-covered raisins over the top to look like seeds.
This is so cute and perfect for kids. I used 1 and 1/2 containers of frosting to get enough to cover the entire cake. Turned out beautifully except all my chocolate covered raisins sunk to the bottom of the cake layers. They still looked like seeds though so it was ok. I may try it with the mini chocolate chiops next time. Thanks so much for this neat recipe!
This was a really cute cake! I actually used mini chocolate chips instead of chocolate covered raisin b/c we aren't really a raisin loving gang over here. I also used a tube of green decorating frosting and drew squiggles down the sides to appear more rind like. I thought this was a really great idea, and we wont in our cake contest with this! woo-hoo!
My kids and I made this precious cake last week-end. We had a good time and it turned out better than I thought it would. I used Duncan Hines cake mix and frosting. The colors were fun and it looked like a watermelon. Thanks Nurse Di. This one is worth repeating.