Pastel Four layered cake

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Something special to make for your Father on Fathers Day



Pastel Four Layer Cake


  • 1 package (18-1/4 oz.) chocolate cake mix
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Dash salt
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • Yellow, red and green liquid food colouring
  • ¼ teaspoon each lemon, peppermint, almond and vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa


Prepare and bake the cake according to the package directions, using two greased and floured 9-in round baking pans.  Cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.

In a small saucepan, combine flour and salt.  Gradually add milk.  Bing to the boil, cook and stir over a medium-high heat for 2 minutes or until thickened.  Remove from the heat; cover and refrigerate until cooled completely.

In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add milk mixture; beat until light and fluffy.

Divide frosting equally among four bowls, with a 1-1/4 cups in each.  To the first bowl add 2-3 drops yellow food colouring and lemon extract until blended.  To second bowl, add 2-3 drops red food colouring and peppermint extract.  To third bowl add 2-3 drops green colouring and almond extract.  To the last bowl, add the cocoa and vanilla.

Cut each cake horizontally into two layers.  Place bottom layer on a serving plate; spread with green frosting.  Top with the second layer; spread with yellow frosting.  Top with the third layer; spread with pink frosting.  Top with remaining cake layer; spread with cocoa frosting.  Do not frost sides of cake.

Yield: 12 Servings

Tested in the THASC kitchen. Photo by THASC.

THASC is a unique small American business producing cards and other promotional products.

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