Make a Tie Dyed Cake
This psychedelic-looking cake looks great for any occasion, including a child's birthday or any party where a rainbow of colors will be appreciated. What's more, it's absolutely delicious!Template:BrMakes 6-8 servings.
- 1 box white cake mix
- 1 box classic gel food color
- 12 ounce (355ml) clear soda; for example, 7-Up or Sprite
- Pour the cake mix into a mixing bowl. Add the clear soda and whisk until the cake mix has completely dissolved in the soda. (You will see a bit of foam in the beginning, but don't worry, this will go away as you continue to whisk).
- If you are using a boxed cake mix, do not follow the box instructions for cake. Just use the powdered cake mix.
- Divide the batter into six bowls. Make sure you give Bowl 1 the most batter and gradually decrease your batter amount in each consecutive bowl. Bowl 6 should contain the least amount of cake mix.
- Choose your desired colors. Squeeze about a dime (10 pence) sized (0.705 inch or 17.91 mm) amount of one color in Bowl 1. Continue doing this with the other colors for the rest of the bowls. Mix the colors into the cake mix.
- Pour half of Bowl 1 into the middle of the baking pan. Don't worry about spreading it out.
- Pour half of Bowl 2 directly on the top middle of the first layer. Continue doing this with bowls 3 to 6. After you pour in your last bowl, you should see that the cake mix starts to take the shape of the baking pan.
- Repeat this layering for the second baking pan, but reverse the order of the colors. This will add visual texture to the cut cake.
- Bake at 350ºF/180ºC for about 15 to 20 minutes.
- Stick a toothpick into the middle of the cakes to make sure it is done baking. If the toothpick comes out clean, then it's finished!
- Remove from the oven and leave to cool.
- Serve. If wished, frost the cake. Otherwise, it's fine on its own, as the many colors will make it interesting enough.
Things You'll Need
- 6 bowls
- Mixing implement
- 2 square or round pans
- Serving plate
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Sources and Citations
- Original source of article, Tie Dyed Cake, shared by j6tran, http://www.nibbledish.com/people/j6tran/recipes/tie-dyed-cake. Shared under a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0 license.