Friday, November 12, 2010

the rainbow cake...

Whatever you wish to call it...a rainbow cake or a tie-dyed cake...
it's not really that complicated to make. 

You asked...
so I'll tell you how I did it.

With a little help from Betty Crocker...

 and a good supply of gel colouring...
along with a few basic tips...
you could make a 'rainbow' cake in your own kitchen.

The gel colouring is important...
the liquid food colouring would not produce vibrant shades.

* 2 packages Betty Crocker Supermoist vanilla cake mix
* 4 eggs
* 1/2 cup vegetable oil
* water (add to eggs and oil to make 3 cups liquid)

1. Empty both cake mixes into large mixing bowl.
2. Combine eggs and oil; add water to make 3 cups.
3. Add liquids to cake mix and beat on low until combined; then beat on medium speed for 1 minute.
4. Divide batter equally into six individual bowls.
5. Add gel coloring to each to create your rainbow of colours...purple, blue, green, yellow, orange and red.
6. Prepare two 9-inch round pans...line bottoms with parchment paper and spray pans with Pam. Now for the fun part!
7. In first pan, drop half the purple batter into the center. Carefully add half the blue batter right on top of the purple...followed by green, yellow, orange and ending with red. Do not stir at all.
8. In the second pan, use remaining batter in the reverse order...beginning with red.
9. Bake at 350°F for about 40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in centre comes clean.
10. Cool completely before removing from pans.
11. Frost when cool.


* 2 packages vanilla instant pudding (4 serving size)
* 2 cups milk
* 1 large tub Cool-Whip

1. Combine pudding mix with milk and beat for one minute.
2. Fold in whipped topping mix.
3. Cut top off one of the layer cakes to level and place on cake plate.
4. Spread with a generous amount of the frosting; top with second layer.
5. Frost top and sides of cake. Refrigerate until serving.

Sprinkle with rainbow sprinkles, if desired.

 Then serve to two special girls for their birthday...
or any other fun occasion.
And be sure you have lots of friends to help eat the cake...
since it serves a crowd!

And while we are on the rainbow theme...
why not add some rainbow finger jello...

Have a wonderful weekend...


  1. That's a fun cake! What a surprise was hiding under that white frosting! I bet the girls loved it!

  2. What a wonderful surprise to cut into that cake and find a rainbow!

    On our first visit to Canada we were astounded to be introduced to Jello with main UK it is only a dessert!

  3. I'll have to make one of these for one of the Christmas-time birthdays at our place this year. I can just imagine the little boys' delight when they see it.

  4. What a gorgeous cake! Thanks for the instructions... I'm definitely going to make this one.

  5. What a fun and festive cake to make for those lovely young ladies!

  6. Oh Judy, thank you for telling me! I could not imagine normall food coloring creating those vibrant colors. I'll have to check out gel food coloring. This will be my next Birthday cake for a little girl!

  7. Going to have to try this one! Really beautiful results...thanks for sharing.


  8. That cake looks so cute, my grandchildren would love it. thanks for sharing

  9. this is SOOOO fantastic. i am definitely going to be trying this for one of our kids' next birthdays!

  10. Your twin granddaughters could not look happier to have such a special cake made by their Gram for their birthday! Thanks for the "how to" as it looks delicious and I bet made with red and green colors it could be a Christmas cake!

  11. This looks like a lot of fun...Do I dare try this for my next little guys birthday?
    I might just surprise you.

  12. Oh! My
    I am sure the children loved this Judy.

  13. What a pretty cake! I'm sure that the grands must've love it and I know that mine would, too. Happy belated birthday to two of my favorite twins in Canada!

  14. COOL! I've been wanting to try this now, but never have found the right occasion, or the guts, honestly. I was always scared it might just turn into a brown-ish sickly mess...But it sure looks perfect here!

  15. Wow, what gorgeous, brightly colored treats! Fun and festive :)


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