Color your Cake Batter
Did you know you can color your cake batter the same way you color
your icing? This is a simple way to make the inside of your cake a
fun surprise. Try adding a touch of blue or pink to your batter to
make a pastel color for Easter or yellow and orange for Halloween.
Whether it is a holiday or just a party dessert, this easy method is
sure to bring a smile on your guests face.
Making Colored Layers
First prepare a white cake batter. If you are making a larger
layered design such as the size below you will need to make two
batches of 13x9. Coloring each layer a different color. A batch of
batter will also make 2 round cakes so you can divide your batter
in two separate bowls and add different colors to each half. Then
pour into your prepared round pan and bake.
Color your white cake batter the same way you do the icing. Rub
a small amount of color on a toothpick or a small drop if
using a liquid
color. Remember it doesn't take a lot to get a
nice color, so just start with a touch at first. Blend the
color into your batter until well combined. Pour in your greased
prepared pan and bake as usual.
Lay the bottom layer on your plate or serving platter and add a
layer of frosting. Then add the top layer. Decorate!
Color your Cake Batter - Marbled Effect
You can also make a swirled or marble effect doing this same
technique. Separate your white batter into as many portions
you'd like. Add a small amount of different coloring
in each bowl. Stir
batter until well combined. Drop colored batter into your
prepared pan in the design you would like. Swirl
with a knife to make a marbled look or leave as is.
Below we created a 4th of July color design by first adding white
batter to the pan and dropping red and blue batter into the white.
Then with a knife I gently swirled the batter to make a marbled
This same method can also make a Neopolation look. With a white,
chocolate and a pink layer flavored with strawberry.
You can use this idea to create rainbow
I like to use food
or liquid food coloring for this decorating method.
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