Two white cake mixes
Three tubs of white frosting
Round cake pan(s)
Non-stick cooking spray
Mm, the ever-popular rainbow cake. Is it tastier than other cakes or is it that all of those brilliant colors make it seem more delicious? Have you read some of the recipes for making a rainbow cake? All of that splitting up the cake batter, and dyeing each cake a different color – what a bother! Still, a rainbow cake looks so fabulous – and tastes so great – at just about any party. The way that most rainbow cakes are made is to hide the colors and surprise everyone when the cake is cut. But there’s an easier way to make the rainbow cake and let everyone see the gorgeous colors as soon as they see the cake.
A tall, stacked cake is an eye-popping sight and is so tempting. The guests will get to give in to temptation after you get the rainbow cake made. It’s so easy. Get out some round cake pans and you’ll be ready to start.
When you make two round cakes, and you stack them, that’s a nice arrangement. But with the rainbow cake, you use three round pans instead of two, and each cake is a little less tall. That’s good because the frosting will make up for that. Bake three white cakes, and then three more, to make the rainbow cake.
After the cakes are baked and cooled you can begin stacking and frosting them. Start by setting the first cake on a plate and frosting it. Thickly frost it and let the frosting come down over the sides, but don’t worry about covering every inch of the sides of the cake. Stack the next cake, and the next, until you have all of them stacked, and the top one frosted on top.
Start with white frosting and use drops of food coloring to tint them. Make six colors. They could be yellow, orange, red, green, blue, and purple. Or, pink, red, orange, light blue, dark blue, and purple. Just create six different colors; usually, the lightest color is on top and the colors get darker as they go towards the bottom of the cake. Another choice is to frost just the sides of the cakes with the colors and frost between them with white frosting or whip cream.
The rainbow cake is a lovely choice for a garden party, a Sunday brunch, a wedding, a birthday, and nearly any other occasion. It’s beautiful, yummy, and super easy to create. Guests don’t have to wait until the cake is cut to see the stripes; you don’t have to work all day in the kitchen to serve a bakery-quality cake