Ombré Cake

Total Time: 1 Hour 5 Minutes
Servings: 16

This blue Ombré cake recipe is perfect for any celebration, with delicious Betty Crocker™ vanilla frosting coloured in different shades of blue.

All You Need Is ...

  • Small check mark in a circle icon 2 packs Betty Crocker™ Super Moist Vanilla Cake Mix
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 160 ml vegetable oil, 2/3 cup
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 6 extra large free range eggs
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 360 ml water or milk
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 3 tubs Betty Crocker™ Creamy Deluxe Vanilla Frosting
  • Small check mark in a circle icon Blue food colouring

Betty's Easy Steps

  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C (160°C for fan assisted ovens).
  2. Mix the eggs, oil, water/milk and Vanilla Cake mix gently together, and whisk (by hand or electric mixer) for 2-3 minutes, until smooth and creamy.
  3. Pour the mixture evenly into your four well-greased 20cm round cake pans (or do two pans at a time).
  4. Bake in the centre of the oven for 22- 27 minutes or until a rounded knife inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in the pans then cool on a cooling rack.
  5. Colour one tub of Vanilla frosting with Food Colouring in a dark blue. Colour the second tub with a shade lighter than the first (use less food colouring). Finally leave the third tub without any colour. Add a dab of frosting in the middle of the cake board to keep the cake in position!
  6. Ice each of the sponges with a different coloured frosting, using ⅓ of the tub on each. Using the darkest colour on the bottom cake.
  7. Ice a thin even layer of the uncoloured frosting all over and place in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  8. Fill 3 disposable piping bags with the remaining ⅔ tub of each colour and snip off the ends with scissors. You are now ready to decorate your cake!
  9. Pipe The darkest frosting around the bottom ⅓ of the cake, the next blue around the middle ⅓ and the white around the top ⅓. Do this quite quickly, before a crust develops on the frosting!
  10. Spread the colours evenly around the sides and smooth with a palette knife. Don’t worry if they blend together, they are supposed to! Don't forget the top!
  11. Add texture to the cake by using the tip of the pallet knife to run grooves around the sides of the cake. Decorate with some flowers on the top...fabulous!

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