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Color Vision Cake

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Color Vision Cake
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 35 min
  • Servings 12
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In 1951 when color movies were the rage, Betty Crocker's Color Vision Cake brought Technicolor to home kitchens across America.
Updated Jun 28, 2011

Ingredients

  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ white cake mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and egg whites as called for on cake mix box
  • 1 box (4-serving size) fruit-flavored gelatin (any flavor)
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • Multicolored round candies, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease and lightly flour bottoms and sides of two 8- or 9-inch round cake pans, or spray with baking spray with flour.
  • 2
    Make cake batter as directed on box, adding 3 tablespoons of the dry gelatin with the egg whites (reserve remaining gelatin for the frosting). Pour into pans. Bake and cool as directed on box.
  • 3
    In medium bowl, beat remaining gelatin, butter and milk with electric mixer on low speed 1 minute, scraping bowl constantly. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until smooth. If necessary, stir in additional milk, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, until spreadable.
  • 4
    On serving plate, place 1 cake, rounded side down. Spread with 1/3 cup frosting. Top with second cake, rounded side up. Frost side and top of cake with remaining frosting. Sprinkle with candies. Store loosely covered.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Once you've made this cake, be prepared to make it over and over again, because kids love it! With all the flavors of gelatin, you can have a different color and flavor every time you make it! You can also use sugar-free gelatin, if that is what you keep on hand. Reserve 1/2 teaspoon dry sugar-free gelatin for the frosting and use the remaining dry gelatin in the cake.

Nutrition

420 Calories, 13g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 72g Total Carbohydrate, 56g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
Calories from Fat
120
Total Fat
13g
20%
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
350mg
15%
Potassium
45mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
72g
24%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
56g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 4 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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