Originally posted May 9, 2011 (My first blog post!)
This first blog post is a lesson in patience. This is the third time I’ve gone through all of the steps… the others were miraculously deleted.
Here we go… again! Rainbow cake! I made this cake for this first time as a practice run for my nephew’s 1st birthday. Trust me, nothing says “Happy Birthday!” like a rainbow cake! The best way to serve the cake is as a surprise. Cover the entire cake in icing, and then wait for the squeals when you make your first slice and reveal the rainbow of colors.
Citation: I followed the steps (which you may prefer) on this blog: http://www.hostessblog.com/2009/02/fabulous-rainbow-cake-tutorial/
Have fun with it! You really can’t go wrong!
Step 1: Make a light colored cake (chocolate will not work). I recommend Betty Crocker’s Butter Recipe Golden. I’ve been making it since high school, and people always ask me for the recipe! Cover it with cream cheese icing, and you’ll be in love.
Step 2: Separate the batter into individual bowls. Add food coloring to each. Stir.
Step 3: Add about ½ of the red batter into the first prepared cake pan. Let settle. Then add orange… let settle. Follow by yellow… settle.
In the other pan, do the same thing with purple, blue, and green.
After the pans have settled, add the rest of the batter in the opposite order (yellow, orange, red & green, blue, purple) to each pan. Check out pics below.
Step 4: Lick the bowls. Yes, the batter is in weird colors, but it tastes just as good as prior to the food coloring.
Step 5: Bake the cake, let cool, ice.
Step 6: Cut into the cake and enjoy!!
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