As some of you might have figured out by all my posts – I am not such a fan of baking. I do it when I see a great recipe I can’t resist, and usually I get some awesome results, but, it is not my first love like cooking is. However, this summer I decided that I will no longer be the reluctant baker! – Instead I am going to immerse myself in everything that is a pastry and beyond and I am going to become the great pastry chef that I know is buried deep inside me. LOL! -
So of course when I saw this blurb in the new Rachel Ray magazine I couldn’t resist – it looked so cool and it used cake mix!!! -HA HA pastry greatness here I come!
Seriously though, my nephews and nieces were coming for shabbos and I thought it would be a great shabbos treat for them. What kid dose not love rainbow colored food – especially cake. The recipe looked easy enough to do, however I found that where Rachel Ray divided the batter into 6 different colors, my batter only had enough for 4.
Even so, the recipe still worked great and everyone loved it, especially the kids. The cake was finished by shabbos morning if that is any sign of how tasty it turned out. I will say this though, this recipe is a huge mess maker, there are a lot of bowls, and utensils for you to wash after the fact. So be pre-warned.
If your looking for a great project to do with your kids on a rainy day, this is definitely a winner. And if your like me you always have a box of Duncan Hines Butter Pound Cake or Devils Food Cake hidden somewhere in your pantry – Just in case!
PS – As I was writing this post I was perusing the net and came across this blog by www.spearmintbaby.com and her rainbow cupcakes – another great take on this idea. When I do this recipe again I will definitely be using NEON food coloring like she did – much brighter looking. Also she recommends using a cake mix that does not add butter but only oil – the colors are brighter and separate better – Next time!
Now here is www. Spearmintbaby.com cupcake version