I saw this recipe at the blog a On A Whim and A Broomstick and just loved the concept.
This recipe hardly needs explaining with dying cake batter and dying the frosting and viola, impressive cake for the party!
Here is what I used but be sure to use the products that fit your allergies:
- Chocolate cake mix - The Gluten-Free Pantry Decadent Chocolate Cake Mix
- White cake mix - Gluten-Free Pantry Old Fashioned Cake and Cookie Mix
- For frosting I liked Cybele Pascal's vanilla frosting (more like a buttercream frosting). You can find it in her cookbook, The Allergen-Free Baker's Handbook.
- For dyes, unfortunately these are not the all natural kind. I used Wilton Set of 8 Icing Colors. You can find natural dyes at The Natural Candy Store but the dyes are not as vibrant.
- Just a note - since gluten free mixes usually makes smaller portions, all the cake mix batters listed about will fit into a 9 cup bundt pan. Just be sure that if you use something like a Better Batter cake mix that makes 24 cupcakes, you would need to use less chocolate cake mix and use all of your white cake mix. If using a 9 cup pan, you want to use a total of about 3 cups or so.
1 gf chocolate cake mix
1 gf white cake mix
1 recipe of white frosting
1 black food coloring
1 violet food coloring
1 orange food coloring
1 - 9 or 12 cup bundt cake pan
Make each of the cake mixes according to directions.
Divide the white cake mix into two separate bowls. Add violet coloring to one bowl, and orange food coloring to the other.
Add black food coloring to the chocolate cake mix.
Spray bundt pan with cooking spray. Pour chocolate cake mix in the bundt pan first, reserving about a 1/3 or so of batter.
Pour the violet cake mix next. Do Not swirl, just pour on top.
Pour the orange cake mix next. Again, don't swirl.
Pour remaining chocolate batter.
Divide your frosting into three bowls and dye one black, one orange, and one violet. I microwaved my frosting 10 seconds at a time, thinning it with dairy free milk a tsp at a time. Check your consistency. If you use a milk and powdered sugar based frosting, there will be no need to microwave. Cybele's frosting is more of a buttercream frosting that contains an oil.
Drizzle the colors on the cake.