Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Rainbow Cake

Doesnt This look Yummy!!

I was blog stalking today and found this easy recipe.

Sunny Day Rainbow Cake

2 boxes white cake mix
24 oz of clear diet soda (2 cans, ginger ale and sprite work well)
gel food colouring
16 oz whipped topping
2 oz instant fat-free sugar-free pudding mix (2 smallish boxes)

Mix the cake mix with the soda according to regular instructions on box. It will be lumpy afterward. Again, you can use any white cake recipe you want, this is just how I do it.

Measure the total volume (by my estimate, 64 oz), then divide by 6 and measure into separate bowls. There are 8 oz in a cup, so 64/6 = 10 to 11 oz, or 1 cup + 2 tbsp.

Stir colour into each bowl with its own spoon. For the first colour into the pan, measure out 2/3 to 3/4 of your mix (in this case about 1 c) as close to the middle as you can. Drop in your first three colours, then work on the other pan with the last three colours. So if you’re doing rainbow order, the first pan should have red, then orange, then yellow, and now the purple, blue and green go into the second pan. As a recap, this is so both layers are roughly the same size.

Bake the cake as instructed on the box. Check it when the box says to, but usually it’ll need an extra 5 or 10 minutes because of the density of the soda method. Just keep baking, checking back every 5 minutes or so until a toothpick to the center comes out clean. Let cool completely before moving to a wire rack.

Meanwhile, make your frosting. Just mix the pudding mix in with the whipped topping for a few minutes. Dye if you’re into that.

Frost your fat-free cake with your fat-free whipped frosting. Eat.

For Step by step instructions and pictures visit Omnomicon. There are a few swear words just as a warning.

She does say if you are not bothered about it being fat Free then just make the cake according to the directions on the box and then add the food coloring.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I found her recipe a few months after you did!! :D I LOVE LOVE LOVE! this cake...however, I make it per the directions on the like our fat.. ;) ..I even make it into cupcakes....SO much fun!

I also used Christmas colors instead, over the holidays and they were a huge hit at my husbands office!

(I'm new, but couldn't resist commenting on this post!!!)