How to Color Cake Batter

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Typically, it's brightly-colored icing that can give your cake that "wow" factor. However, you can increase your guests' excitement -- and surprise them in the process -- by coloring your cake's batter. Although you can use any color of cake batter you'd like, making a purely white cake batter will ensure that it turns the color you want when adding food coloring.

Things You'll Need

  • White cake mix
  • Food coloring gel
  • Teaspoon
  • Spatula
  • Prepare the white cake mix according to the directions in your cookbook or on the mix's box. Do not pour the batter into your cake pan yet.

  • Add 1 tsp.of food gel coloring to the cake batter and mix it with your spatula. Blend it until it has been well incorporated into the batter.

  • Add another teaspoon of food coloring gel if you'd like the batter to be even more colored. Blend it thoroughly.

  • Pour the batter into your cake pan and scrape any remaining batter into the pan with your spatula. Bake the cake as directed in your cookbook or on the mix's box.

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