Halloween Rainbow Cake

When Cliff sent me a link to this cake I knew I had to make it. I have seen these “rainbow” cakes floating around the internet for awhile now but I have never had the occasion to make one. (Maybe a Rainbow Brite themed birthday party?)  But this Halloween version; perfect!! I personally find unnaturally colored cakes to be unappetizing. But for Halloween unappetizing food is perfectly acceptable, maybe even preferred! The more disgusting the better, right? And actually the level of disgusting-ness for this cake is pretty low compared to some of the other things I’ve seen out there. Unless of course boxed cake mix and canned frosting disgusts you! Then you might be terrified!

We were really happy with the way this cake turned out. I was a little worried the colors would all mix together and turn into an ugly brown cake. But the colors really stood out! It would be great as cupcakes too if you prefer individual servings. Is this the tastiest cake I have ever eaten? No. Just being honest. Maybe I have become so accustomed to eating homemade cakes that boxed cake mixes just taste too plain. The cake did not have a real chocolatey flavor in my opinion but it was very moist. If you really want that chocolate flavor you could skip the box mixes and make your own cakes, then use food coloring just as we have here. Either way, I think this would be a perfect cake to serve at any Halloween party!

Also, this is our 200th post. I can’t believe it!!! Our 1 year blogoversary is coming up soon, look for a giveaway!!

Here is what you'll need

Prepare the white cake mix according to the directions on the box

Prepare the chocolate cake mix according to the directions on the box as well

To the chocolate cake mix add a few drops of black food coloring. Get rid of 1/3 of the batter. Make cupcakes, or eat it; do something!

Divide the white cake batter in half and use food coloring to make purple and orange cake batter. Add half of the chocolate batter to the bundt pan.

Add the purple

Then the orange

Add the other half of the chocolate batter. Do not stir.

Let bake according to the directions on the box. I think about 45 minutes.

After allowing to cool decorate with orange and purple frosting

Happy Halloween everyone!!!



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