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Rainbow Wacky Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Cresse Family (Alex and Andrew)

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Dry Ingredients (5 bowls each containing all of these)
• 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 cup sugar
• 1 tsp baking soda
• 1/2 tsp salt
Wet Ingredients (5 bowls each containing all of these)
• 1 tsp white vinegar
• 5 Tbsp vegetable oil
• 1 cup water
• 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
• A few drops of food coloring. We had to experiment a little.

Directions:
Directions:
Mix up 5 bowls each containing all of the dry ingredients. Mix up 5 bowls each containing the wet ingredients. Wonder why you decided to make a recipe that makes this many dirty dishes.
Combine the wet and dry ingredients.
Slowly pour a little of each color into the center of each pan. You will get a crazy swirl of colors. They tend to get lighter when it bakes so you can go a little crazy with the colors. Make them darker than you think, especially green.
Bake at 350 for about 25-35 minutes. The top of the cake will spring back when touched lightly when done, or you can test with a toothpick. Do not overbake.

For the frosting, we use Pillsbury Funetti Frosting. I applied a smooth coat of purple all over the cake using the method I found in the link below.

Microwave the can of frosting for 15 seconds, stir. Continue to microwave in 15 second intervals until it becomes a liquid. Slowly drizzle the frosting evenly over the cake. It should make a really smooth and even coating. After I got a thin coat I put it in the refrigerator to set up a little. Then I melted a bunch of other colors of frosting and let Alex splatter paint his cake. It was really fast and looked pretty awesome! There was a lot of frosting on the top in the end but it looked really cool! And was super fast.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I found this recipe when I needed a rainbow allergy friendly cake recipe, for Alex’s Trolls birthday party. I made 5 batches each a different color. I added food coloring to the wet ingredients for each batch. I used 2 – 7 inch round pans, and 2 – 9 inch round pans to make a 4 layer cake.
Makes a really big birthday cake, full of sugar!

 

 

 

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