How to Bake a Polka Dot Cake

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Create vanilla cake batter from whatever favourite recipe or cake mix you have.

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I am making a gluten free cake for my friends birthday and I'm not sure how it will turn out as the batter isn't exactly white....

I am making a gluten free cake for my friends birthday and I'm not sure how it will turn out as the batter isn't exactly white....

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I have 4 different food colouring shades so I put about a half cup of batter into 4 different bowls. It should make about 6 mini cupcakes per colour.

I have 4 different food colouring shades so I put about a half cup of batter into 4 different bowls. It should make about 6 mini cupcakes per colour.

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Add 5-6 drops of food colouring to each and Mix.

Add 5-6 drops of food colouring to each and Mix.

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Bake mini cupcakes at 350F for about 10 minutes or until just done.

Bake mini cupcakes at 350F for about 10 minutes or until just done.

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Cool on a wire rack.

Cool on a wire rack.

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I only have one mini tin so I repeated the step to make 24 cupcakes.

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Place cupcakes on their sides in a prepared pan. Note how the cupcakes are placed, it will make all the difference when cutting the cake.

Place cupcakes on their sides in a prepared pan. Note how the cupcakes are placed, it will make all the difference when cutting the cake.

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Cover with remaining batter and bake. Reduce the time from the directions from the recipe to about 20 mins or so. Keep checking and test for doneness with a toothpick.

Cover with remaining batter and bake. Reduce the time from the directions from the recipe to about 20 mins or so. Keep checking and test for doneness with a toothpick.

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Cool on wire rack.

Cool on wire rack.

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When cool, sandwich together the top and bottom with whatever filling you prefer. I just used chocolate frosting. Wrap in Saran and let cool in the fridge as I find it makes frosting it easier.

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Frost

Frost

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And decorate as you wish!

And decorate as you wish!

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I'm fairly happy with how it turned out but imagine the contrast would be much better with a really white cake...

I'm fairly happy with how it turned out but imagine the contrast would be much better with a really white cake...

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