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Rainbow Cake Recipe, Disaster Mode
Rainbow Cake, Disaster Mode
A Horrible Kitchen Accident
It all started when I wanted to make a Rainbow Cake, a delicious non-nutritious rainbow cake. First I do want to say that this recipe actually works just fine, regardless of my results. It's fun to make and to eat.
OK, so I wanted a pretty rainbow cake for a party, mostly because I love rainbows, not because I'm gay or 3 years old. I just love the pretty sparklies. Oh, yes, I do.
Betty Crocker Neon Gel Food Colors
Fairy Tales I Once Heard
I am not a glitz person; but If I could find a way to trail a cloud of purple and blue glitter, I would certainly do so. It's all about the color!
The plan was solid, the aim was true. However. Something very bad happened during the cake baking process.
Still, I ate that cake.
Do not try this at home!
As long as it's edible.
This cake is super sweet with the Seven Up. Next time I will use soda water.
Get the extra bright or neon food coloring.
Prep Time: 1 hour
- White cake mix
- 12 oz. or 1.5 cups Seven Up or plain soda water
- Food coloring
- For double layered cake, double recipe.
- No eggs, no oil. Ignore the directions on the cake package.
- Grease & flour either 2 cake pans or 1 9 by 13 inch baking pan.
- Preheat oven to325* degrees Fahrenheit.
- Mix white cake mix with soda. It will fizz up to let you know it is working.
- Each single batch is divided into 3 small bowls. For 2 boxes, 6 bowls.
- Make different colors of batter. There are 4 colors in the food coloring to start with. Then combine colors to make new colors, red & yellow make orange, blue & red make purple.
- In prepared pan, dump all of one color. Dump another color directly on top. At the end dump your 3rd color. Do the same for second pan.
- Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 20 minutes at 325* Fahrenheit Cool before frosting.
Eat a rainbow today!
No Foul Language
Destructocake Strikes Fear, Loathing, & Awe
I took it really well I thought, although the air rang purple with my final words, which may or may not have involved a curse on the cake's mother, and the horse it rode in on.
Where I Went Wrong
Destructocake Wins Battle
Most likely, my oven was a bit too hot. The cake did not want to leave the pan, so I had to patch it all together. All well and good. Then I poured butter-cream frosting on the cake cracks to fix it and smooth over the surface. At this point I still thought my cake was salvageable - it would just be kind of lumpy.
However, noooo, that was not to be. The frosting started imploding the cake! Then I gave it up and let the cake follow its own path.
Antique Silver Cake Stand
If you bake the way I do, you may want to go with store bought rainbow food.
And how pretty it is!
© 2011 Linda Hahn