ColorVision cake recipe: A fun & fruity retro dessert from the ’50s

ColorVision cake recipe A fun retro dessert from the 50s

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Betty Crocker’s ColorVision cake (1951)

A new kind of cake! Fantastically easy! Just add your favorite fruit gelatin to this package.

New Flavor! Like ripe, sweet, fresh fruit. Use any fruit-flavored gelatin you wish… raspberry, strawberry, cherry, orange, lemon… any delicious flavor you like best. Your cake will taste wonderful — with a tempting fruit flavor.

New color! Just pick 3 colors from the rainbow — then, make your cake to match. It’s as easy and simple as that.

Birthdays, parties, anniversaries — your cakes for each happy occasion can be different — each a gloriously different rainbow hue. A festive-looking, fabulous-tasting cake!

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ColorVision cake recipe 1950s (1)

New glamour! ColorVision Cake is unlike anything you ever baked before. It’s so light and fluffy and tender, with a delicate texture like that of fine lace. Yes, and best of all, your cake will stay fresh and moist for days.

New easy way! Just add 3 tablespoons of your favorite fruit-flavored gelatin — as it comes from the package. Like all Betty Crocker cakes, this wonderful ColorVision cake from PartyCake Mix has those very important advantages of good fresh eggs which you add.

Follow easy directions for yellow two-egg cake printed on Betty Crocker PartyCake Mix package. Just before mixing, all you do is stir three tablespoons of your favorite fruit-flavored Gelatin Dessert just as it comes from the package into PartyCake ingredients. (Cake shown is Raspberry.)

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ColorVision cake recipe 1950s (2)

ColorVision cake recipe A fun retro dessert from the 50s

ColorVision cake (1951)

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes


  • Betty Crocker PartyCake yellow cake mix
  • 1 package fruit flavored gelatin (reserve 3 tablespoons)
  • 1/4 cup egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. Follow instructions for the yellow two-egg cake printed on the Betty Crocker PartyCake Mix package.
  2. Just before mixing, all you do is stir three tablespoons of your selected gelatin (dry -- just as it comes from the package) into the cake mix.
  3. Separate the cake mix into 2 round pans and cook according to instructions.
  4. After cooking the cake, let cool -- make frosting.
  5. Place over boiling water and beat on high speed of electric mixer of with rotary beater until icing holds stiff peaks.
  6. Remove from over boiling water and beat about one minute longer.
  7. Frost cake.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 361Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 492mgCarbohydrates: 82gFiber: 1gSugar: 55gProtein: 4g

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