1- Move oven rack to lowest position (remove other racks). Heat oven to 350°. Beat cake mix, water and lemon peel in extra-large glass or metal bowl on low speed 30 seconds beat on medium speed 1 minute.
2- Divide batter evenly among 3 bowls. Gently stir 1 food color into each of the batters. Pour red batter into ungreased angel food cake (tube) pan, 10 x 4 inches. (Do not use bundt cake pan or 9 x 3 1/2-inch angel food pan, or batter will overflow.) Spoon yellow batter over red batter. Spoon green batter over top.
3- Bake 37 to 47 minutes or until top is dark golden brown and cracks feel very dry and not sticky. Do not underbake. Immediately turn pan upside down onto glass bottle until cake is completely cool, about 2 hours. Run knife around edges of cake remove from pan.
4- Drizzle Easy Vanilla Glaze over cake. Sprinkle with confetti. Place frosting in decorating bag with writing tip. Pipe a ribbon and bow on each candy square to look like a wrapped package. Arrange packages on top of cake. Store loosely covered at room temperature.
High Altitude (3500 to 6500 feet): Make cake mix following high-altitude directions on package for angel food pan.
1 Serving: Calories 220 (Calories from Fat 35) Fat 4g (Saturated 3g) Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 250mg Carbohydrate 54g (Dietary Fiber 0g) Protein 3g. % Daily Value: Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 0% Iron 2%.
Betty's Tip: This colorful cake is perfect for lots of occasions, including birthday parties, baby or bridal showers and Mother's Day. To save on last-minute preparations, make the packages the day before. Loosely cover and store at room temperature until you're ready to decorate the cake.
From "Betty Crocker's Ultimate Cake Mix Cookbook." Text Copyright 2004 General Mills, Inc. Used with permission of the publisher, Wiley Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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