Rainbow Cake: It’s a show-stopper and perfect for those times when you want to do something big in little Indiana!
I thought I would need to break out the step-stool to reach the top of this colorful cake. I’m only slightly kidding.
Rainbow Cake Recipe
Anyway, back to the wonder that is Rainbow Cake. This stuff is awesome. From the outside, you can’t tell that it’s six layers of super colorful and amazing on the inside. That first cut is a definite “Wow” moment! Even hubs was impressed.
Hubs was so impressed that he’s already put in his order for his birthday: black cake, white frosting. I love that man but I don’t know if I love him enough to do this all over again in two months!
Rainbow Cake is amazing in three ways:
1. because it’s visually striking
2. because anyone who can handle a two-layer cake can handle this six-layer beast
3. because it takes an amazingly long time to make for a cake that will be devoured in seconds!
Rainbow Cake Starts With Cake Mix
You know I hate mixes of most any kind. That definitely applies to cake mixes, however–even I recognized that kids don’t care and that it’s probably complicated enough without having to double a regular from-scratch cake recipe.
Yes, this cake uses two boxes of cake mix! I did, however, hunt down and make a homemade White Chocolate Frosting. That. Was. Good!
While the cake mix box advises not to use the whole egg (to only use the white) I say (with emotion) “What a waste!”
As you can see–the color is vibrant and fun even with the whole egg in there. If you have another use for six egg yolks, then go right ahead, but if, like me, you hate just pitching it, throw it in there!
Rainbow Cake Origins
Rainbow Cake started with Whisk Kid (a fantastic food blog) and was featured on Martha Stewart Living! I, however, took the weenie way out and used cake mixes. The white chocolate frosting comes from Food.com.
So, here it is with my personal directions because that, my Hoosier friends, is how I roll.
I don’t have 6 of the same cake pan size. Heck, I don’t even have 4 of them same. I had to use 2 pans at a time until all the Rainbow Cake batter was baked. Grease and flour the pans, of course.
You can see more Rainbow Cake images on my Flickr photostream!
Rainbow Cake Recipe
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