Bake Club Tie Dye Cake

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Bake Club Tie Dye Cake

Makes one 10-cup loaf ( one 9x5” loaf + a few minis, cupcakes, rounds, tubes, your choice!)


3 sticks butter, melted

3 cups sugar


6 eggs

1 cup milk

3 tablespoons vanilla extract (I love using clear vanilla here!)

1 tablespoon vinegar


3 cups flour

1 ¼ teaspoon baking powder

1 ¼ teaspoon salt


Food coloring


Heat oven to 325F and spray baking pan(s), depending on size and quantity you want to get after.


In a large bowl mix together butter and sugar, stirring until smooth. Whisk in eggs, milk, vanilla and vinegar and stir until smooth. Mix in flour, baking powder and salt and stir just until combined.


Divide the batter over one or more bowls (I like to do an un-colored bowl + 3 additional colors- red, pink and blue). For each colored batter you intend, stir in 5-20 drops of desired color, depending on depth of color and strength of the food coloring, stirring until cake batter is streak free.


Scoop the colored batter evenly across the length of baking pan (this allows for a better distribution of color) not being too precious, as variety and unevenness do this loaf visual justice (beides, it’s all the same flavor!). Fill ¾ way full.


Bake larger loafs at 325F for 75 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean, or 15-20 minutes for smaller mini loafs or tie dye cupcakes. Allow to cool part way for 5-15 minutes 

before removing from pan and cooling the remainder of the way on a wire rack (ensuring your creation doesn’t get stuck in the pan!)

You're about to level up your baking with a new method for cake decorating. Turning cake batter into an explosion of color in your cake pan is simpler than you think, and every bit as satisfying. Just add food coloring and stir. It's a work of art that's perfect for a birthday cake or just a colorful treat.

Once your cake is baked, go big by adding a layer of vanilla frosting as the finishing touch, and don't forget those sprinkles, if that’s your move.

Looking to make something smaller than an entire cake? Why not turn the recipe into tie dye cupcakes? Each one will have a unique tie dye effect. With this tie dye cake recipe, your creativity is key. Time to get your Picasso on.

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