Tie Dyed cake

Look at the photos.  Now look at the post.  Look back at the photos.  Now read the post.  Unfortunately I’m not a large African-American man in a towel, but I can cook, and I enjoy it.

So, first off, I want to tell you, this looks hard, but it is SO incredibly easy!
Here is what you do. 1. Get 1 Betty Crocker cake mix (or a cake mix of your choice) White/French Vanilla is the best choice.
2. Whip it up, just like the box says.
3. While your cake mix is mixing, choose your colors. (For example, for my cake, I chose Blue and Red)
4. When your cake mix is mixed to the proper consistency, divide the batter into thirds. Leave one of the thirds in a mixing bowl.
5. Put food color 1 into one of the thirds in a bowl and mix it until it is the color you want. Do the same with color 2, but in the other bowl.
6. Now, put the batter that is in the mixing bowl in a line down the middle of your cake pan. Put the batter in bowl 1 on one side of the batter in the middle and put the batter in bowl 2 on the opposite side.
7. Take the end of a butter knife and swirl it between the 3 different colored batters. Do this until you are satisfied with how it looks. NOTE: Make sure you dont mix it so much that it changes the colors. I mixed my Red, White and Blue mixes together to the point that in places it looked Green. Dont make my mistake.
8. Pop it in the oven for the required time. It will tell you on the back of the box.
9. When you start to smell the cake, and the timer beeps, take a toothpick and stick it in the middle of the cake. If it comes out “clean” then your cake is done, if it comes out “dirty” (with gooey batter on it) then leave it in for a few more minutes. Check it frequently at this point. You dont want to over do it.
10. When you take it out of the oven, let it cool and then frost it.
11. Enjoy eating it, and enjoy the look on your friends’ faces when they see that the cake is multicolored inside!

The first photo is of my 4th of July cake frosted. The second one is when we cut into the cake.


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