A showstopper for St. Patrick's Day celebrations – a layer cake in multiple hues of green inspired by fashion’s colour fade craze.
INGREDIENTS 12 SERVINGS
- 1 Prepare cake mix as directed on package, using whole eggs. Stir in vanilla. Divide batter evenly into 3 bowls. Stir 50 drops (about 1/2 teaspoon/2 ml) food colour into one of the bowls, tinting batter dark green. Stir 15 drops food colour into another of the bowls, tinting batter medium green. Stir 2 drops food colour into last of the bowls, tinting batter light green.
- 2 Pour each bowl of batter into a separate greased and floured 8-inch (20-cm) round cake pan.
- 3 Bake as directed on package. Cool cakes on wire rack.
- 4 For the Frosting, beat butter and vanilla in large bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually add icing sugar, beating well after each addition and scraping sides and bottom of bowl frequently. Add milk; beat until light and fluffy. Place dark green cake layer on serving plate. Spread with 1/3 cup (75 ml) of frosting. Top with medium green cake layer. Spread with 1/3 cup (75 ml) of frosting. Top with light green cake layer. Frost top and sides of cake with remaining frosting.