American Girl Magazine's Colorful Cake

Recipe by Elspaghetti
READY IN: 45mins


  • 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


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