Thursday, September 9, 2010

Rainbow Cake

I found an idea for a fun cake or cupcakes in Sandra Lee's Semi-Homemade Cool Kids Cooking cookbook. The recipe calls for a cake mix but, not having one, I decided to use my Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook Busy Day Cake recipe. I use this recipe for everything. Usually we make cupcakes with it but I decided to make a cake this time.
Busy Day Cake

  • 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Combine dry ingredients, add wet. Mix until combined. Pour into a greased and floured 8 inch round baking pan. Bake at 350°F for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. When the cake is cool place it bake in the baking pan and poke holes in it. Mix several different colors of Jello and pour into holes. Cool in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Enjoy!

Audrey's Tasks:
  1. Help measure and add ingredients
  2. Mix
  3. Help pour cake into pan
  4. Poke holes in cake
  5. Stir and add Jello
Mom's Tasks:
  1. Gather ingredients
  2. Grease, flour and pour cake into pan
  3. Bake cake
  4. Help mix Jello
We only had one color of Jello so our rainbow cake is yellow and red. This is fun for colored themes or holidays. We did not ice or frost the cake but simply served it with applesauce. The girls loved it. Here is Audrey teaching Pooh to stir. He is little and needs to learn. 

Pooh was just stirring.

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