When my daughter told me she wanted to make a cake she found on Pinterest, I told her there was no way.  It looked way too complicated to mess with.  She insisted she could do it so I let her loose in the kitchen with a boxed cake mix and a can of store-bought frosting thinking she would give up half way through.  A few hours later, she had an awesome rainbow cake made and decorated for my dad's birthday.  This was a year ago at age 13. She's still cooking up a storm today.  The problem is, she pretty much only likes to cook desserts.  NOT good on my waistline when there are sweets surrounding me daily.  Now, if I could just get her to cook dinners, I would be set.
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Prepare a batch of boxed cake mix according to the directions.  Divide the batter evenly into 4 bowls.  Add desired food coloring to each bowl. 
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Begin by placing half of one color in the center of a round cake pan.  Repeat with the other half of the batter in a second round cake pan.  Choose the next desired colored batter and spread half in a circle around the center dollop.  Repeat in second cake pan.  Continue the process with all of the colors until the pans are full. 
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Bake according to the directions on the box.  Cool.
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Carefully remove cakes from the pans.  Place the first layer on a plate or cake tray.  You can cut a thin layer off the top off to create an even surface before placing the second layer on top, if you like. 
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Ice the cake and decorate, as desired. 
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When you cut into the cake, you will magically have rainbow layers.  So fun and actually pretty easy.  I won't doubt my daughter's cooking abilities again.
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