Vanilla Winter Cake with Gushers

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Vanilla Winter Cake with Gushers
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 16

A super moist, three-layered, colorful vanilla cake decorated with blue raspberry Gushers. It's a perfect cake for any kid's winter birthday or a fun indoor activity! MORE+ LESS-

Updated April 24, 2017


box (16.25 oz) Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ Cake Mix White
cup water
cup vegetable oil
cans (16 oz) Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy Frosting Vanilla
teaspoon light blue food coloring
teaspoon dark blue food coloring
box blue raspberry gushers


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  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 350°F. Add the cake mix, oil, eggs and water in an electric mixer. Beat on low speed for two minutes.
  • 2
    Remove 1/4 of the batter and place in a separate bowl. You will have two bowls of batter, one that will be two layers of the same color and the other will be one layer of a lighter blue.
  • 3
    Add 1/8 teaspoon (or less) of food coloring to each bowl and mix until you achieve your desired color.
  • 4
    Line the bottom of the round cake pans with parchment paper and spray with oil so the cake will not stick.
  • 5
    Bake the cakes for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. If you only have two round cake pans, cook two and then cook the third while the other two cool.
  • 6
    Allow all three cakes to cool completely before stacking. When cooled, place the first layer on a cake stand and frost the top. Then add the second layer and another layer of frosting. Then the third layer and frost.
  • 7
    When the three layers are stacked and frosted, frost the sides of the cake.
  • 8
    Line the bottom and top of the cake with Gushers and then you're done!

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More About This Recipe

  • When the snow is blowing outside, spend the day inside baking a blue winter cake with the kids! Now that winter is in full force, there will be plenty of snow days ahead with kids at home hankering for fun projects. This triple-layered Vanilla Winter Cake with two hues of blue is accented with blue raspberry Gushers—the perfect stay-at-home baking activity for a snowy day. The best part about this cake is that it’s simple to make and allows kids to help by mixing ingredients and colors, and decorating the cake with Gushers. (Kids won’t mind popping a few Gushers while making the cake, too.) If you’re planning a child’s birthday during these winter months, this is a very fun and festive cake to make. Kids are sure to love the layered colors and the taste explosion of the Gushers, too! And don’t forget to experiment—get the kids to try different ingredients, colors and flavors to see what tasty treats you can come up with!

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