Teresa's StoryMy friend sent me this recipe from Betty Crocker website with the words "hint, hint" attached. So I made it yesterday for the 4th of July holiday. It came out okay but I'm gonna play with the recipe a little more. Also, since I couldn't find green jellybeans I left them off. I am not a big fan of jellybeans anyway.
plus 2 tablespoons miniature semisweet chocolate chips
white cake mix
water (whatever the box mix says to add)
vegetable oil (whatever the box mix says to add)
egg whites (whatever the box mix says to add)
red-colored unsweeted soft drink mix (like kool-aid)
whipped fluffy white frosting
green jellybeans (optional)
1Heat oven to 350 degrees (325 degrees for dark or nonstick pans). Grease or spray two 8-9 inch round cake pans. In small bowl, toss 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips with 1 tablespoon of the cake mix. In large bowl, beat remaining cake mix, the water, oil, egg whites and drink mix with mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, then on medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
2Stir in the 1/2 cup chocolate chips. Pour batter into pans. Bake and cool as directed on box for the size pan you are using.
3Stir 1 cup of the frosting with 10-12 drops of green food coloring and with the rest of the frosting stir 10-12 drops of the red food coloring.
4When the cake is ready, stack the cakes on top of each other (like a layer cake) but don't frost the "between" layers.
Ice the top of the cake with the red frosting and the sides with the green frosting.
Then sprinkle the 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips on top.
5Note: I used cherry flavored Kool-aid mix and I also used a can of cherry frosting for the top so I didn't have to mix the frosting for red. But if you can find watermelon flavored drink mix that would be kinda neat for the flavor maybe!
About this Recipe
Vanessa "Nikita" Milare Kitkat777 - Jul 13, 2012
Cin Straw's Kitchen NanatomyGrands - Jul 19, 2012
Looks like a fun cake.
Teresa Bryant 4N6girl - Jul 20, 2012
Thanks Vanessa for sharing. Cin, it is a fun and easy cake to make. I've already made 2 and they go very fast when I take them to functions.