Today, Sonja from Shy Babies will be guest posting about her yummy rainbow cake.
If you are looking for a fun festive cake, why not make a Rainbow Cake? This cake is both delicious and fun to serve! After my daughter decided she wanted a cake in every color, I came across the Rainbow Cake idea and knew that it would be perfect for her 4th birthday. The cake looked fun and festive, but none of our guests expected an entire rainbow INSIDE the cake.
The best part is that you can use any cake recipe to make this cake. I used a basic white cake recipe from AllRecipes that can be found here. In order to have enough batter for all six layers you will need to double the recipe you use (or use two boxes of boxed cake mix).
Divide the cake batter into 6 small bowls in equal portions. In each of the bowls, add a few drops of food coloring (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple). For a vibrant color, I recommend using gel food dye, but regular dye will still work (it is what I used).
Bake each of the six layers of cake at 350F for about 15 minutes in a buttered and floured cake pan. Since you will be stuck in the kitchen for a while, this would be a great time to work on additional food you might need to prepare. When the cakes are done, allow them to cool completely before frosting. Cut any excess cake off the top of each layer so that each cake will lay flat.
Normally I would never do this, but I cheated and used store bought frosting for this cake since I was putting so much work into the other layers. The cake is perfect for a butter cream or cream cheese frosting alternating with fruit between each layer.
To decorate the rainbow cake I used rainbow Sour AirHeads to create a striped pattern across the cake. Then I took a few left over Air Heads and rolled them into rosettes for the top. Next, I created a few decorative dots with red decorators canned icing that I happened to have in the cupboard.
To finish it off, I added M & M’s to the very middle of the top of the cake and around the bottom. The perfectionist in me would have placed the M & M’s evenly spaced with the M facing towards the inside of the cake, but I was finishing this up as the guests were starting to arrive so it had to do.
When we cut into the cake, everyone was amazed that there actually was a rainbow inside! The cake tasted great and best of all my daughter loved it. She got a cake in every color, just like she asked for.
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