By Cindy Chessher Chapeler
I found this recipe in Quick Cooking magazine a few years ago. The recipe called for a canned frosting, but I use a basic butter cream. This is the perfect summer cake! It has a light fresh taste that my kids love.
white cake mix
(3 oz) watermelon gelatin
1 1/4 c
(1 stick) butter - softened
red and green gel food coloring
1In a mixing bowl, combine dry cake mix, gelatin, eggs, water and oil. Beat on low speed until moistened. Beat on high for 2 min or until well blended. Pour into two greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans.
2Bake at 350 for about 30 min or until cake begins to pull away from the sides of pans. Cool for 10 min. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
3For frosting: Cream butter. Slowly add powdered sugar. Add vanilla and milk. Mix until nice and fluffy.
4To decorate: Reserve 2 Tbsp frosting. Place one layer on a serving plate and frost with uncolored frosting. Place remaining layer on top. Tint about 1 Cup (just under) of the frosting a pink color. Frost the top to within about an inch of the edge. Tint remaining frosting a light green color, and frost the sides and top edge.
5Place reserved frosting in a resealable plastic bag. Cut a 1/4-in hole in one corner. Pipe where pink and green frostings meet. For seed, insert chocolate chips into the pink frosted portion of the cake top.