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Zebra Striped Cake!

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I'm going to show you how to easily make an impressive striped cake! Following the instructions I've given, a friend of mine who had never baked a cake in his life, using box cake mix, made this cake for his family and everyone was blown away. I found many tutorials on the internet for this style of cake, but most were for a boring chocolate/vanilla cake with thin, wispy stripes. I wanted bold colorful stripes! I want people to see a cake I've made and say "Omg cake!" Then I want them to cut it open and say "OMG CAKE!!!"

Step 1: What you're going to need:

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You'll need two colors of cake batter. You'll want to add a bit more oil than usual. If your recipe/directions call for half a cup, add about two extra table spoons. Some cake mixes come out too thin. You'll want the consistency of thin pudding. If a box mix says to add a 1 1/4 cup water, I'll only add a cup. You can use a white cake box mix and then separate it into two bowls and add different colors of food coloring to each bowl. I recommend gel food coloring. (And not the crap in the squeeze tubes, it's useless. Try the wilton tubs in the cake decorating section!)
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!
 
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trumpeta1 year ago
Do you have any tips/suggestion for coloring the batter? Like- should I color it darker/lighter than the desired color so that when it bakes it comes out right?
Beautiful and so creative :D love it.
These are making me hungry. Do you think I could make a cake with three colors?
For sure! I did one with 7 colors once!
mackbuck3 years ago
Yamm, this looks extraordinary!
teniva mackbuck2 years ago
indeed!
erichoward3 years ago
Its totally yumm.. Thanks for sharing!
Yeah! Can't wait to make them!
2nd this.
tokin3 years ago
hmmhmhm...This is really delicious!
lepar3 years ago
I lovee this! This is very tasty.
merkuri23 years ago
Absolutely delicious.
kokina23 years ago
Delicious taste!
torina23 years ago
This is delicious!
sandra-13 years ago
Yummiiii.. Thanks for sharing!
VinceJDJ3 years ago
Awesome job! Looks like the inside of a jawbreaker.
pauli23 years ago
This is not very hard to do.
antonio233 years ago
Excellent instructions and delicious cake!
melisa23 years ago
Very good instructable and delicious Cake!
tonyta23 years ago
Tasty! Love it!
johniram3 years ago
An excellent instructable.
plasticshakeupsnow (author)  johniram3 years ago
Thank you!
SewWhat!!3 years ago
This is fantastic! I'll have to make one of these for my friends one of these days! Thanks for the cool instructable!

Oooo! Cake truffles! Those sound delicious C:
plasticshakeupsnow (author)  SewWhat!!3 years ago
Just added: http://www.instructables.com/id/Chocolate-Cake-Truffles/
scoochmaroo3 years ago
Saving the cake tops in the freezer for cake truffles is genius!!
plasticshakeupsnow (author)  scoochmaroo3 years ago
I'll be posting a truffle tutorial soon. Trying to convert my blog tutorials into instructables!