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Purple Ombre Layer Cake

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Purple Ombre Layer Cake
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 8
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Bring out your true colours in this delicious piece of art made with Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ white cake mix and your favourite shades of food colouring. Recipe by Baked Bree.
May 22, 2018

Ingredients

  • 2 boxes Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ white cake mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix boxes
  • purple neon gel food colour

  • 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 colour to make 4 different shades of the same colour. 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.

Expert Tips

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

Nutrition Information

No nutrition information available for this recipe
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