Rainbow Cake


Yet another Birthday. My sister’s turns #? on Wednesday but Sunday is family get together day so Sunday, we eat cake.

Katy’s cake of choice this year – Rainbow Cake. Fine choice too.


A very simple Vanilla Butter Cake – With an electric mixer, beat together 250g chopped butter with 220g castor sugar until light and fluffy, then beat in 4 eggs (one at a time) with 2 tsp vanilla extract. Next sift in 80g almond meal (ground almond), 260g plain flour, 10g baking powder and pour in 60ml milk. Mix on low speed until well combined. Divide batter into 3 bowls, add a few drops of food colouring and mix well.

(This particular cake had 6 layers so I made this recipe twice.)

Butter and line 3x18cm cake tins. Pour each coloured batter into a separate tin and bake at 160c for 22 minutes or until cooked. Let the cakes cool for a few minutes in the tin then take them out and let them cool completely on wire racks.

Cream cheese icing – In electric mixer beat 250g chopped butter with 250g cream cheese until white and very smooth. Gradually beat in 500g sifted icing mixture and finish of with 2 tsp vanilla extract.


Now just spread cakes with icing and put them on top of each other. Leave enough icing to cover the sides of the cake.

Decorate with whatever sweets you (or whoever’s eating) like and serve.

Happy Birthday Katy.



12 thoughts on “Rainbow Cake

  1. The colours in this cake are so intense it looks incredible. The picture doesnt do it justice cause i saw the real thing and it was unbeleivable. So who’s birthday is next???

  2. That looks so good!! should try making one.. I have done the marble cake but havent tried the rainbow cake!! well done!

    • Thanks so much Allison. Fun to make. Exciting to slice up. Huge slices on smallish plates. The nieces and nephew were pinching off the the lollies as we were trying to cut it.

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