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The Colors of the Rainbow

February 18, 2009

Everyone is watching what they eat these days.  Americans seem to finally be toning down the out-of-control portions and learning about moderation.  This is a fantastic ideal, but when we see interesting recipes we want to try, this leaves families of 2 (well, there are two dogs running around, but everyone knows Branny’s dogs only get the best.  And “the best” is dry kibble.  Sorry kiddos!) in the lurch.  The husband and I just can’t devour an entire cake.  

Well, we CAN.  But we SHALL NOT.

So, that’s what work potlucks are for.  Selfishly, I organize a monthly work potluck to meet my need to explore interesting deliciousness that may negatively affect the waistlines around here.

This month, I decided to make a cake.  The inspiration for the cake was an episode of GoodEats with Alton Brown.  He made a bizarre cake frosting by using avocado to replace butter.  Just woah.  I had to try this frosting.  But I had to find a cake to stand up to such an off-the-wall topping.

Insert, the rainbow cake:


Really, though, it is just a white cake.  I simply made the batter, divided it into 4 bowls, and colored each portion of the batter with your run-of-the-mill liquid food dye.  I then alternated colors as a poured the batter in the cake dish:


And with a final swirl with a toothpick to combine, we have this:


Frost as desired.  And what a surprise your guests will have when they slice into this baby!


5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 18, 2009 7:31 pm

    It turned out so cute!!!

  2. tiff permalink
    February 18, 2009 7:37 pm

    Very pretty! The uncooked batter looks kinda cool too.

  3. February 18, 2009 10:20 pm

    I’m not sure if I’ll be trying avocado frosting, but the cake looks really cool!


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