1 box white cake mix (16.75 oz.)
1/2 cup sour cream (can use reduced fat)
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
Food coloring (red, orange, green and purple)
Skittles Original (about 3/4 cup)
Cream Cheese Layer:
2 c. powdered sugar
1 package cream cheese (8 oz.)
1 container whipped topping (8 oz.)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and spray a 9″x13″ cake pan with nonstick cooking spray. In the bowl of an electric mixer, mix together cake mix, sour cream, vegetable oil and eggs. Batter will be thick.
Grab four small bowls and measure 1/4 cup of batter into each. Using food coloring or gel, color the batter in one bowl red, the next orange, then green and purple. Spread the remaining white colored batter in the pan. Place a big scoop of each of the colors on the batter and cut them in, using a butter knife to create the marbled, tie-dyed effect. Bake for approximately 15-20 minutes, or just until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely.
Cut the cake into small squares.
Prepare the cream cheese layer by creaming together the powdered sugar, cream cheese and whipped topping in the bowl of an electric mixer. Place 1/3 of the cake squares in the bottom of a trifle bowl. Then spread 1/3 of the cream cheese mixture over the top of the cake and sprinkle with a handful of Skittles.
Repeat layers, using 1/3 portion of the cake and cream cheese mixture until both are gone. Finish by sprinkling more Skittles Original on top. Serve immediately. If you need to store it in the refrigerator, be sure to bring it to room temperature before serving it so the Skittles can soften.
I added the other scrumptious candy loot to some fun polka dot bowls so guests could easily grab them and go.