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Serves: 3
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1 box white cake mix
food coloring (pink, yellow, green, turquoise and purple) see directions on coloring pkg to make all these different colors
3 pint size canning jars
1 can(s) vanilla frosting or your favorite butter cream frosting
rainbow sprinkles

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Kimi Gaines Recipe
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orlando, FL (pop. 238,300)
Member Since Aug 2010
Kimi's notes for this recipe:
This is simply adorable. Great April Showers Celebration with a Rainbow Cake. Great for Easter and Springtime fun. How about a Rainbow Birthday party. It is endless how you could celebrate. I was so excited when I found it...
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Preheat oven to 350F. Thoroughly wash and dry the inside of canning jars. Spray the inside of each jar thoroughly with non stick cooking spray. Set aside.
Prepare cake as directed on pkg. Scoop about 1/2 cups of batter into five small bowls. It doesn't have to be perfect. Tint each bowl of cake batter with the food coloring until very vibrant.
Pour about 3 tbsp of the purple batter into the bottom of each jar. Spoon equal amts of the rest of the colors. Place jars in a shallow baking dish, add about 1/4" of water in the baking dish. Place the baking dish in the oven and bake 30-35 min.
Remove jars and allow to cool completely before scooping a small portion from the top of the cake. Add a good dollop of frosting. Sprinkle with rainbow sprinkles.

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user Susan Feliciano frenchtutor - Apr 14, 2011
Kimmie, this looks wonderful, and I know children will love it, but I bet I know some adults who will, too. This may be my one Easter baking project.
Did you use wide-mouth jars? I wonder if it would work in 6 1/2-cup juars?
user Carole F BakersQueen - Apr 14, 2011
"Yummly"...lol...I saw it the other day, very cute idea! Glad you posted it.
user Susan Feliciano frenchtutor - Apr 14, 2011
I meant, would it work in 6 half-pint jars? That way you kind of get individual servings.
user Kelli Reed Btrfly51478 - Apr 14, 2011
Looks awesome. This is one that I definitely will be making.

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