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Marbled cupcake cut in half to expose inside

Colorful Box Mix Angel Food Cake

Hacking box mix angel food cake to make on-theme orange cupcakes. You can do this with any color you want.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cupcake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes


  • 1 box Angel food cake
  • 1 1/4 cups Water according to box I bought
  • Water-based food dye in colors you want


  1. Mix up the angel food cake according to the box's directions. In my case I combined the bagged powder with one and a quarter cups of water in my stand mixer. I then beat it on low speed for 30 seconds and high speed for a minute. If you want a solid color I'd add the dye to the water before combining.

  2. Add several drops food dye to the angel food cake. You can always add more if it isn't dark enough.

  3. Stir gently to marble and longer if you want it better mixed.

  4. Pour the mix into the cupcake liners, loaf pans, or baking dishes before baking according to the box's directions. I did 28 minutes at 350°F.

  5. Remove, check, cool, and store.

  6. Optional. Mix up some whip cream and add some decorations.