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Purple Ombre Layer Cake

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Purple Ombre Layer Cake
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  • Servings 8
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Bring out your true colors in this delicious piece of art made with Betty Crocker Supermoms white cake mix and your favorite shades of food coloring.
By Bree Hester
Updated Feb 5, 2013

Ingredients

Cake

Frosting

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 3 egg whites, room temperature
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Feel free to use any color that you desire. The possibilities are endless.
  • tip 2
    This cake is best eaten the same day it is made.

Nutrition

1080 Calories, 14g Total Fat, 16g Protein, 223g Total Carbohydrate, 133g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
1080
Calories from Fat
130
Total Fat
14g
22%
Saturated Fat
6g
31%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
140mg
47%
Sodium
1710mg
71%
Potassium
230mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
223g
74%
Dietary Fiber
3g
10%
Sugars
133g
Protein
16g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
40%
40%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
5 Starch; 0 Fruit; 10 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 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
15
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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