Brainy Cake Recipe
Brainy Cake Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Next Recipe

Brainy Cake Recipe

Read Reviews
5 1 1
Publisher Photo
My Godson and I made this cake after fun day at the science museum. We've made it several times now, and we get a kick out of experimenting with the frosting colors. —Faith Cromwell, San Francisco, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1-1/3 cups vanilla frosting
  • Blue, green or purple paste food coloring

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 282 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 275mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 2-qt. ovenproof bowl. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, water, oil, eggs and mayonnaise; beat on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium 2 minutes. Transfer to prepared bowl.
  2. Bake 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in bowl 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Place on a serving plate.
  3. In a small bowl, combine frosting and food coloring. Pipe over cake. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Brainy Cake in Halloween Bookazine 2015 2015, p10

Reviews for Brainy Cake

5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
collpool User ID: 8581941 235489
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2015


Loading Image