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Neapolitan Cake

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Makes:16 slices

Made with vanilla and cocoa, this cake has fun bursting out of every delicious slice. No two pieces will ever be the same!


½ cup 125 mL butter, softened
1 cup 250 mL granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp 5 mL vanilla extract
1 ½ cups 375 mL Robin Hood® Original All Purpose Flour
1 tsp 5 mL baking powder
½ tsp 2 mL baking soda
½ cup 125 mL plain yogurt or buttermilk
2 tbsp 30 mL cocoa powder
1 tbsp 15 mL plain yogurt or buttermilk
2 to 3 drops red food colouring


2 cups 500 mL icing sugar
4-5 tbsp 60-75 mL milk
½ tsp 2 mL vanilla extract
2 to 3 drops red food colouring


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease an 8 ½” x 4 ½” (1.5 l) pan.
  2. Cake: Cream, butter and sugar until light and fluffy in a large bowl with and electric mixer. Scrape bowl. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla and mix.
  3. Combine, in a separate bowl, flour, baking powder and baking soda. Add half of dry mixture to wet ingredients. Add yogurt and then remaining dry mixture.
  4. Divide mixture into 3 bowls. Leave one plain, add the cocoa and 1 tablespoon (15 ml) yogurt to another. Stir food colouring into remaining batter.
  5. Tip

    Your kids will have fun making the batter change colour by stirring in the food colouring. Try using themed colours for special events or holidays, like green for St. Patrick’s Day.

  6. Spoon alternating colours into prepared pan. Draw a skewer or toothpick through the batter to swirl the colours.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in centre of cake comes out clean. Cool.
  8. Glaze: Combine ingredients for glaze. Spread glaze over cooled cake.
  9. Tip

    When the glaze is ready, let your kids decide whether they want to drizzle or spread it on.

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