Happy (sorta) long weekend folks! I’m assuming that most people took Monday off to make it a long weekend with Canada Day on Tuesday. It’s a big weekend here in the city – not only are we celebrating Canada Day with the rest of the country but we’re also hosting World Pride with a bunch more people. I have 3 different BBQ’s this weekend, one of which I’m hosting so that means I’ve been getting busy in the kitchen. I figured with Canada Day, Pride and parties with children on the agenda it was a perfect excuse to try one of these beautiful rainbow cakes.
Now you know me, occasionally I go all out like with my recent cheesecake recipe but most of the time I’m looking for short cuts. This is definitely one of those times. This cake is a tiny bit more complicated to assemble so I like to keep the baking part easy.
RAINBOW LAYER CAKE INGREDIENTS:
• 2 white cake mixes & ingredients listed on the box (eggs, water, oil)
• 3 tubs of white coloured icing of your choice
• food colouring or food dye
Mix your two cake mixes according to directions (or make a double white cake recipe from scratch) and divide into 6 portions. Add food colouring to each until desired colours are achieved. Just to refresh your memory it’s red, orange, yellow, blue, green, purple. Of course you can make as many layers as you want in any colour if you prefer.
Once they’re cooked and cooled, the fun part happens. Shave off the top if needed to make it nice and even to layer. Spread a light layer of icing between each layer and carefully stack them and you’ll end up with something like this.
It’s kinda pretty just like this but if you want it to look more professional and tidy, give the whole cake a generous coating of icing to finish it off. Then it’s time to enjoy. The ‘wow’ moment with this cake is when you cut that first piece and knock the socks off your guests.
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