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Ombre Cake

Di Ya Wela host Jabi Matsoso shows how to make a fun recipe for Ombre Cake.


  • 2 1 ⁄2 Cup flour
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1 Cup Oil
  • 2 1 ⁄4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Tbs Vanilla Essence
  • 1 ⁄2 tsp Salt
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1 Cup Cocoa


  1. Butter Cream (Whipped butter & icing sugar) frosting for decoration
  2. Prepare three cake tins by layering butter & dusting with flour.
  3. Preheat oven to 355 degrees F.
  4. Mix all dry ingredients, (except cocoa) then add each egg one by one.
  5. Then add oil and milk.
  6. Beat until smooth.
  7. Pour half of batter into one of the prepared cake tins.
  8. Then add cocoa to other half of batter then beat till well incorporated.
  9. Pour half of Choco batter in the other cake tin.
  10. Add last cocoa to get a darker color and beat till well combined.
  11. Then pour cocoa batter into another cake tin and then bake all three tins for 20 mins at 355 degrees F. Let cool on a wire rack completely.
  12. Stack cooled cakes using butter cream frosting to hold together and decorate as you’d like.

Recipe Notes

This beautiful Ombre cake recipe is a showstopper that’s easy and fun to assemble. Varying the level of cocoa powder in each layer of the cake and icing allows for the beautiful ombre effect. Traditionally rich buttercream frosting holds this decadent cake together and is so easy to make. The icing really adds the homemade touch to this beautiful recipe. You won’t be able to wait until dessert to give it a try!