Step 1: What You're Going to Need:
You could also make two different flavors of cake and use them. (Chocolate+strawberry, Lemon+orange, German chocolate+Dark Chocolate etc) The possibilities are endless!
You'll need one large cake pan for a single layer cake or two pans for a layer cake.
Spray your pan well with baking spray!
Step 2: Layering the Batter
Take your next color and add the same amount of spoonfuls of batter, right to the center of the first puddle. Continue building, always from the very center. You'll notice the batter starts to spread towards the edges of the pan. Once my batter reaches the edges, I generally feel like I've used enough batter. You should end with a bullseye!
And seriously, don't try to spread the batter with your spoon EVER. It will end badly. You want to let gravity do the work. Once you get it all in there, you can pick up the pan and give it a nice thump on the counter to force it all to just settle a bit, but that's about it.
Extra batter is a total bonus. Make yourself a little snack.
Bake your cake according to directions. *Usually* about a half hour at 350 degrees, but check your box.
Step 3: Leveling the Cake
I stack and decorate my cakes, so I always level them. When your cake comes out of the oven, you should still have a bullseye on top. Probably looking brown and crispy right now, but we can take a peak beneath by leveling that browned dome off.
If you don't own a cake leveling(destroying) device, you can use a bread knife pretty well. Simply score the center of the cake a few centimeters in, then trim the top off in two sections, on each side of your score line. I save my cake tops in the freezer for when I make cake truffles.
Since you have to let your cakes cool, I suggest this is a good time to enjoy your snack.
Step 4: Results
These cakes are so easy to make, but look so impressive! They're perfect for children's parties, themed parties and special occasions!
When the cake bakes, the batter rises and the layers we created will sort of rise up from the sides in, so that when you cut the cake, you will get these awesome zebra-like stripes.