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Tie-Dye Cake

Before my daughter’s birthday this year, I asked her what type of cake she would like to have for her party.  She told me that she wanted a tie-dye cake. Although I had my doubts that it would work, I was up for the challenge.  I did a little research online and discovered several suggestions on how to make a tie-dye cake.  Because I was afraid that it would not turn out, I opted to use a store-bought cake mix.  Well, I was pleasantly surprised.  I think our guests were particularly impressed, because we frosted the cake with white icing and did not tell anyone that the cake was tie-dye.  So, everyone was surprised when the  first slice was cut.  I hope you give this cake a try.  It is relatively easy and super “groovy!”

Ingredients

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2 boxes Pillsbury or comparable White Cake Mix

6 eggs

Vegetable Oil

Wilton Primary Color Food Color Set
Wilton Neon Gel Food Color Set

White Chocolate Crunch

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1/2 cup (100 grams) white chocolate chips

3 cups (75 grams) Special K cereal

Frosting

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24 tablespoons unsalted butter (3 sticks), cut into pieces and softened

3 tablespoons heavy cream

2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon salt

3 cups confectioners’ sugar

Instructions

Cake

Prepare 4 cake pans by spreading with butter and dusting with flour.

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Mix the cake according to the instructions on the box.  Separate the mix into six container.

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Add desired food coloring to the containers and stir well.

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To each cake pan, add a tablespoon of prepared batter.  Repeat with each color, spooning the different colored batter on top of the previously added batter. Continue to add the batter, in the same color sequence, until all of the batter is in the prepared cake pans.

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If needed, after all of the batter is in the cake pans, lightly shake the pans until the batter fills the entire bottom of each pan.

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Bake cakes according to instructions on the box.

img_3262White Chocolate Crunch

Put the white chocolate in a bowl and microwave at 50% power for 45 seconds.  Stir.  If chocolate hasn’t melted, microwave 15 seconds at a time until melted.  Add cereal and stir.  Spread mixture on parchment paper and put in refrigerator for 30 minutes.  Once mixture is cool, break up into small pieces.

Frosting

In an electric mixer fitted with whisk attachment, beat butter, cream, vanilla, and salt on medium-high speed until combined. Reduce mixer speed to medium-low. With motor running, slowly add confectioners’ sugar and mix until smooth, 1 to 2 minutes. Increase speed to medium-high and beat frosting until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.

Assembly

Alternate cake, frosting and crunch for each layer.  Then frost the entire cake and decorate as you wish.

Tie-Dye Cake

Tie-Dye Cake
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Recipe type: Baked Goods
 
Before my daughter's birthday this year, I asked her what type of cake she would like to have for her party. She told me that she wanted a tie-dye cake. Although I had my doubts that it would work, I was up for the challenge. I did a little research online and discovered several suggestions on how to make a tie-dye cake. Because I was afraid that it would not turn out, I opted to use a store-bought cake mix. Well, I was pleasantly surprised. I think our guests were particularly impressed, because we frosted the cake with white icing and did not tell anyone that the cake was tie-dye. So, everyone was surprised when the first slice was cut. I hope you give this cake a try. It is relatively easy and super "groovy!"
Ingredients
  • Cake
  • 2 boxes Pillsbury or comparable White Cake Mix
  • 6 eggs
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Wilton Primary Color Food Color Set
  • Wilton Neon Gel Food Color Set
  • White Chocolate Crunch
  • ½ cup (100 grams) white chocolate chips
  • 3 cups (75 grams) Special K cereal
  • Frosting
  • 24 tablespoons unsalted butter (3 sticks), cut into pieces and softened
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
Instructions
  1. Cake
  2. Prepare 4 cake pans by spreading with butter and dusting with flour.
  3. Mix the cake according to the instructions on the box. Separate the mix into six container.
  4. Add desired food coloring to the containers and stir well.
  5. To each cake pan, add a tablespoon of prepared batter. Repeat with each color, spooning the different colored batter on top of the previously added batter. Continue to add the batter, in the same color sequence, until all of the batter is in the prepared cake pans.
  6. If needed, after all of the batter is in the cake pans, lightly shake the pans until the batter fills the entire bottom of each pan.
  7. Bake cakes according to instructions on the box.
  8. White Chocolate Crunch
  9. Put the white chocolate in a bowl and microwave at 50% power for 45 seconds. Stir. If chocolate hasn't melted, microwave 15 seconds at a time until melted. Add cereal and stir. Spread mixture on parchment paper and put in refrigerator for 30 minutes. Once mixture is cool, break up into small pieces.
  10. Frosting
  11. In an electric mixer fitted with whisk attachment, beat butter, cream, vanilla, and salt on medium-high speed until combined. Reduce mixer speed to medium-low. With motor running, slowly add confectioners' sugar and mix until smooth, 1 to 2 minutes. Increase speed to medium-high and beat frosting until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  12. Assembly
  13. Alternate cake, frosting and crunch for each layer. Then frost the entire cake and decorate as you wish.
 

 

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