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Neapolitan Cake

I received this easy recipe from a friend. It's a pretty cake for birthday parties. I like to add some strawberry extract to the pink portion of the batter. —Marianne Waldman, Brimfield, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 8 to 10 drops red food coloring
  • 1/4 cup chocolate syrup
  • 1 tablespoon baking cocoa
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, water, oil and eggs; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Divide batter into three equal portions.
  • Pour one portion into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Stir red food coloring into another portion; carefully spoon into pan. Stir chocolate syrup and cocoa into remaining batter; carefully spoon into pan. Do not swirl.
  • Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 193 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 217mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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