f you have a thing about food coloring, look away. Do not go any further because were about to enter the land of color.
Lots of color.
I had fun with this cake.
The last time I made a Rainbow Cake, it was for my daughter’s 8th grade graduation almost 2 years ago. It was time to make it again, this time for St. Patrick’s Day. I used the wedding cake recipe that I used last time but I used the whole recipe (last time I cut it in half) which gave me one. big. cake. It starts with a couple of white cake mixes but you add flour, sugar, egg whites, sour cream and the likes. Mine is flavored with almond and vanilla extract but it’s easy to switch up the flavor to what ever your heart desires.It produces a nice sturdy cake that stacks nicely. And with 6 layers, it had to stack nicely!
I used about 2 cups of batter for each layer this time but the last two layers got a little bit short changed. They only got about 1 1/2 cups batter because I didn’t measure real good. But once I trimmed up the other layers, and stacked them up, you really couldn’t tell the difference. In fact, I thought it was funny when someone asked me how I got my layers so even. Ha! If they only knew!
I piped a layer of frosting around each layer and filled it with a candy bar filling.
This is a fantastic filling. It’s basically a pastry cream and you can change it out with your favorite candy bar.
I wanted a white filling, so I went with Toblerone White Chocolate with Honey and Almond Nougat.
What a great choice that turned out to be.
That stuff was KILLER!
I wanted the bright layers to be a surprise, so I frosted it with a simple white frosting. I got the recommendation to use Martha Stewart’s Fluffy Vanilla Frosting recipe from Patsy. She made some cupcakes with the frosting and said it was a hit with her kids. In fact, they said it tasted like ice cream.
Enough said, I had my frosting recipe.
It was a delicious butter cream and so easy to whip up. But I had to slap on the frosting pretty quickly before work so I didn’t get a chance to do crumb coat. Might look a little sloppy but at least I showed up with cake! And I didn’t have time to make more frosting for a pretty boarder or decorating.
So I went simple. I’ve heard that simple is better!
I adorned it with a green ribbon and sprig of mint.
A peek inside!
A Rainbow Cake.
Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, a birthday party, or just a Spring day!
A cake that is sure to make you smile!
We all did!
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