An impressive looking cake that you don’t need to be a professional baker to pull off! We’re serious! Bake a box of our Compliments Gluten Free Yellow Cake mix tinted with some food colouring , buy store-bought frosting and you’re good to go! Watch the kiddos get wide-eyed with admiration! Well done, you.
Spring Swirl Cake Recipe
Prep time: 5 min
Total time: 1 hr
2 pkgs (400 g each) Compliments Gluten-Free Yellow Cake Mix
blue, red, green and orange (red and yellow) food colouring
3/4 tub (approx. 330 g) Compliments Vanilla or White Frosting
Swirled Frosting Dollops (optional):
2 tubs (450 g each) white frosting
blue and red food colouring
1. Preheat oven to 400ºF (200ºC). Grease and flour two 8-in. (20-cm) diameter cake pans, line the bottoms with parchment-paper rounds. Pour both packages of cake mix into 1 large bowl and prepare cake batter according to package directions. Divide batter equally into 5 separate bowls. Tint 4 bowls with different food colourings to create assorted 4 batter colours such as blue, pink, green and orange. Do not add colouring to fifth bowl of batter.
2. Randomly spoon dollops of the different colours of batters into both prepared pans, smoothing tops. Bake (approx. 29 to 33 min.) and cool cakes according to package directions. Spread half the frosting on top of one cake, leaving sides unfrosted. Stack second cake on top; frost top with remaining frosting.
3. To make optional Swirled Frosting Dollops, divide the 2 tubs of frosting into 4 separate bowls. Leave one bowl of frosting untinted. Tint the other 3 bowls with different food colourings to make pink, blue and light purple frostings. Interspersing spoonfuls of the assorted colours, scoop the frostings into a piping bag fitted with large round tip (#7). Chill pastry bag about 30 min. to firm up frosting before piping dollops on cake. Chill cake until serving time to maintain shapes of dollops.
• For brighter batter colours on sides of baked cakes, grease sides of cake pans by brushing on mixture equal parts vegetable oil and all-purpose flour, stirred smooth.
Always follow safe food handling instructions listed on the Health Canada website – Food Safety Tips
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