Purple Ombre Layer Cake

Purple Ombre Layer Cake

Blogger Bree Hester of Baked Bree makes us a gorgeous monochromatic layer cake great for any occasion. Learn to make this recipe with our how-to article.

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8 to 10


boxes Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® white cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix boxes
Betty Crocker® purple neon gel food color
1 1/2
cups sugar
cup water
egg whites, room temperature
teaspoon cream of tartar
teaspoon salt
teaspoon vanilla
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Generously spray four 8- or 9-inch round cake pans with baking spray with flour.
  2. Make cake batter as directed on boxes. Divide batter equally among 4 bowls. Add food color to make 4 different shades of the same color. Pour batter into pans. Bake and cool as directed on box for 8- or 9-inch rounds.
  3. In 2-quart saucepan, heat sugar and water to boiling. Cook to 245°F on candy thermometer.
  4. Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat eggs whites, cream of tartar and salt with electric mixer on high speed until peaks form.
  5. Reduce speed to low; slowly pour sugar syrup into egg whites. Increase speed to high; beat about 7 minutes or until sides of bowl are cool to the touch. Beat in vanilla.
  6. Spread 1 tablespoon frosting on cake plate to act as glue. Place 1 cake layer on plate. Spread with thin layer of frosting. Repeat to use all layers. Frost cake completely with remaining frosting.
Makes 8 to 10 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Feel free to use any color that you desire. The possibilities are endless.
This cake is best eaten the same day it is made.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
        Exchanges: Free*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.