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Rainbow Cake

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Serves 8-10 | Prep Time 10 | Cook Time depends on cake mix

Why I Love This Recipe

This is awesome for a kids birthday, or for anytime really!

Ingredients You'll Need

2 boxes white cake mix(White works best, but I am sure Yellow cake will be fine. You could try 1 box of angel food cake, it would be really beautiful!)

***2 cans, ginger ale or sprite (if you want to do the diet route)***

gel food coloring

16 oz whipped topping

2 oz instant fat-free sugar-free pudding mix (2 smallish boxes)


*** If you are following the route***

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.

***If you don't care about diet, I am right there with you! Just follow the directions on the box and use the eggs and oil.***

Mixing the colors: 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.

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

*** Do not mix frosting until cake is cooled and ready to be frosted. It will be come an unattractive mess!***

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

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