Colorful tie-dye cake

This tie dye cake is not hard to make, because you can start with a cake mix and canned frosting¬†– and it’s an impressive treat once you cut inside and reveal the tie-dye pattern.

Tie Dye Cake colorful cake recipe

Colorful tie-dye cake recipe

1 package (2-layer size) white cake mix
1 teaspoon McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract
McCormick Assorted NEON! Food Colors & Egg Dye
1 teaspoon McCormick Raspberry Extract
1/4 teaspoon McCormick Pure Lemon Extract
1/4 teaspoon McCormick Pure Orange Extract
2 cans (16 ounces each) white frosting


tie dye cake and creationPrepare cake mix as directed on package, using egg whites. Divide batter evenly among 4 medium bowls.

Add vanilla and 20 drops (about 1/4 teaspoon) neon purple food color to first bowl. Add raspberry extract and 20 drops (about 1/4 teaspoon) neon blue food color to second bowl. Add lemon extract and 20 drops (about 1/4 teaspoon) neon pink food color to third bowl. Add orange extract and 20 drops (about 1/4 teaspoon) neon green food color to fourth bowl. Stir until batters are evenly tinted.

Drop tablespoonfuls of batter randomly into 2 greased and floured 8-inch round cake pans. Bake as directed on package. Cool cakes on wire rack.

Fill and frost cake layers with white frosting.

Tip: For easier mixing and pouring, divide plain batter evenly among 4 resealable plastic bags. Add extracts and food colors as directed. Knead bags until batters are evenly tinted. Cut a tip off corner of each bag. Squeeze tablespoonfuls of batter into cake pans.

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Note: 1/4 teaspoon Food Color = 20 to 25 drops

Serves 12

Nutritional information (per serving)
Calories: 521
Total Fat: 21g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 489mg
Carbohydrate: 81g
Fiber: 1g
Protein: 2g

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