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Chocolate Surprise Cake


Great cake for Thanksgiving! LOOK, it even baked up with a turkey in the center!! lol

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  • 1 box Chocolate cake mix* (plus ingredients to prepare)
  • 1 box White cake mix* (plus ingredients to prepare)
  • Red, yellow, green, and blue liquid food coloring
  • Chocolate cake frosting (store bought or homemade)
  • NOTE*
  • For best results, it is recommended that each box of cake mix be the same brand. (I used Betty Crocker "chocolate fudge" and "white" cake mixes, and Betty Crocker "chocolate" cake frosting, and chocolate sprinkles.)



Step 1

Grease and flour a heavy Bundt cake pan. Preheat oven to 350 F. (I baked at 325 F. because my pan was dark and non-stick).

In separate mixing bowls, prepare the chocolate and white cake mixes according to package directions.

Divide the white cake batter into 4 separate small bowls; then use the food color to create vivid red, yellow, green, and blue cake batters.

Spoon about 1/3 of the chocolate batter in the bottom of the cake pan. Using a tablespoon, carefully spoon the red batter on top of the chocolate layer, being careful to keep it centered so it does not spread to the edge of the pan. Repeat with yellow, green, and blue batters, spooning each on top of the previous. Top with an additional 1/3 of the chocolate batter over the colored layers (you will have some left over to ensure that cake doesn't overflow the pan).

Bake as directed on package, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. (I almost overfilled mine so it took about 45 minutes.)

Cool for 10 minutes in the pan on a wire cooling rack. Shake pan gently to loosen cake then turn cake out onto the rack to cool completely.

When cake is completely cool, place on a serving plate. Frost, and decorate, as desired.

To serve, cut into slices and be amazed at the unique designs in the center! Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream or whipped topping, if desired.


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