The Fort Bend Foodie 05/29/13
• 1 (18 ¼ oz.) pkg. white cake mix
• 1 (3 oz.) pkg. watermelon (or other red flavor) gelatin
• 2 eggs
• 1 ¼ cups water
• ¼ cup vegetable oil
• 2 ½ cups prepared vanilla or cream cheese frosting, divided
• Red food coloring
• Green food coloring (gel)
• Chocolate chips
Combine cake mix, gelatin, eggs, water and oil. Beat on low speed until moist. Beat on high for 2 min.. Pour into two prepared 9 inch round pans. Bake at 350 for 30 – 35 min. or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool 10 min.; remove from pans and cool completely.
Set aside 2 Tbsp. frosting for decorating. Place 1 ¼ cup frosting in a bowl; tint red. Tint remaining frosting green. Spread bottom layer with ½ cup red frosting to within ¼ inch of edges. Top with second layer. Frost top with remaining red frosting to within ¾ inch of edges. Frost sides and top edge with green frosting. Place reserved white frosting in a plastic bag with corner cut out. Pipe around top edge of cake where green and red frosting meet. For seeds, insert chocolate chips upside down into cake top.
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