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ST. PATRICK’S DAY RECIPE: Ombre Three-Tiered Green Layer Cake


[1] Three shades of green for St. Patrick’s Day (photos #1 and#2 © McCormick).


[2] Green food color does the trick.


[3] Themed sprinkles make any cake or cupcake more festive. Find these on Amazon (photo © Man Vs. Cakes).

 

We love this festive cake from McCormick. It’s an ombre cake: Ombre is the French word for shade, and each layer is a different shade of green. Keep that a secret until you cut the cake: Everyone will be delighted.

You can bake the cake from scratch or use a good white cake mix. Just be sure to have green food color on hand.
 
 
GREEN LAYER OMBRE CAKE RECIPE

Cake Ingredients

  • 1 package (15 ounces) white cake mix*
  • 1 cup water*
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil*
  • 3 Large egg whites*
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • Green food color (photo #2)
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    Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 package (16 ounces) confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Optional garnish: green sprinkles or candies (photo #3), green chocolate chips, chocolate shamrocks, fresh mint leaves
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    Preparation

    1. PREPARE cake mix as directed on package, using whole eggs. Stir in vanilla. Divide batter evenly into 3 bowls.

    2. STIR 50 drops (about 1/2 teaspoon) food color into one of the bowls, tinting batter dark green. Stir 15 drops food color into another of the bowls, tinting batter medium green. Stir 2 drops food color into last of the bowls, tinting batter light green.

    3. POUR each bowl of batter into a greased and floured 8-inch round cake pan. Bake as directed on package. Cool layers on wire rack.

    4. FROSTING: Beat butter and vanilla in large bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar, beating well after each addition and scraping sides and bottom of bowl frequently. Add milk; beat until light and fluffy.

    5. PLACE dark green cake layer on serving plate. Spread with 1/3 cup of frosting. Top with medium green cake layer. Spread with 1/3 cup of frosting. Top with light green cake layer. Frost top and sides of cake with remaining frosting. Garnish as desired.

     
     
    OMBRE CAKE FOR OTHER OCCASIONS

    You can use the same recipe to make a stunning ombre cake for other special occasions. Simply replace the green food color with your color of choice.

     
     
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    *Ingredients as required on Duncan Hines White Cake Mix. Use whole eggs instead of the egg whites directed on the package.

     

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