If you're looking for a kid's birthday party cake that will seriously wow, then this rainbow cake recipe of six layers, pardon the pun, takes the cake!
- 3 x 340 g packet golden butter cake mix
- pink food colouring paste
- orange food colouring paste
- yellow food colouring paste
- green food colouring paste
- blue food colouring paste
- mega-sized candy-coated chocolate bits or gumballs, to decorate
- 600 g unsalted butter, chopped, at room temperature
- 5 ½ cups icing sugar mixture
- Grease two 22cm round cake pans. Line bases and sides with baking paper.
- Prepare one cake mix according to packet directions. Divide in half. Tint one half pink. Spoon into one of the prepared pans. Tint remaining
cake mix orange. Spoon into remaining prepared pan. Smooth tops.
- Cook both cakes in a moderate oven (180C) for 15 to 20 minutes, swapping pans halfway through cooking, until lightly browned. Stand for 5 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool.
- Wipe pans clean. Grease and re-line. Repeat with remaining two cake mixes to make yellow and green cakes and blue and violet cakes. To make the violet food colouring, mix red and blue until desired colour is met.
- To make butter frosting, beat butter in a large bowl of an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually add icing sugar, ½ cup at a time, beating until smooth.
- To assemble cake, place violet cake on a cake board. Spread with ½ cup frosting. Repeat layering with blue, green, yellow, orange and pink cakes, spreading ½ cup frosting in between each layer. Spread remaining frosting over top and side of cake. Decorate top with gumballs.
As this is a very tall cake, to serve it we recommend cutting the cake into wedges and then cutting each wedge in half crossways.
This recipe is…
Please note, nutritional information is approximate and based on the uncooked ingredients.
|- Saturated fat||19.3 g|
|Total carbohydrates||69.3 g|
|- Sugars||59.5 g|
|Dietary fibre||0.0 g|