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Green Ombre Cake

A showstopper for St. Patrick's Day celebrations – a layer cake in multiple hues of green inspired by fashion’s color fade craze.

Ingredients
Serves: Makes 12 servings.
Directions
30 mins Prep time 35 mins Cook time
30 mins Prep time
35 mins Cook time
  • Prepare cake mix as directed on package, using whole eggs. Stir in vanilla. Divide batter evenly into 3 bowls. Stir 50 drops (about 1/2 teaspoon) food color into one of the bowls, tinting batter dark green. Stir 15 drops food color into another of the bowls, tinting batter medium green. Stir 2 drops food color into last of the bowls, tinting batter light green.

  • Pour each bowl of batter into a greased and floured 8-inch round cake pan.

  • Bake as directed on package. Cool cakes on wire rack.

  • For the Frosting, beat butter and vanilla in large bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually add confectioners' sugar, beating well after each addition and scraping sides and bottom of bowl frequently. Add milk; beat until light and fluffy. Place dark green cake layer on serving plate. Spread with 1/3 cup of frosting. Top with medium green cake layer. Spread with 1/3 cup of frosting. Top with light green cake layer. Frost top and sides of cake with remaining frosting.

Cooking tip

Test Kitchen Tip: For easier measurement, 1/4 teaspoon Food Color = 20 to 25 drops

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Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • Calories: 497Cholesterol: 87mg
  • Sodium: 450mgProtein: 2g
  • Total Fat: 25gFiber: 1g
  • Carbohydrate: 66g

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Comments

  • Cheryl on 03/17/2013

    Great fun for baking with children. It was a little challenging to divide batter evenly into 3 bowls. We had one layer fatter than the rest. I wish I had just a little more buttercream icing to ice the outside better. The cake was a big hit at our annual St. Patty's party!

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