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Delicious Rainbow Cake Recipe

Delicious Rainbow Cake Recipe

Delicious Rainbow Cake Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Cuisine pakistan
Servings 4


  • 360 g Butter
  • 360 g Caster Sugar
  • 360 g Self-Raising Flour
  • 6 Eggs
  • 4 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 40 ml Milk


  • Red Food Coloring Gel
  • Orange Food Coloring Gel
  • Yellow Food Coloring Gel
  • Green Food Coloring Gel
  • Blue Food Coloring Gel
  • Violet Food Coloring Gel

For The Icing:

  • 200 g Butter
  • 220 g Cream Cheese
  • 700 g Icing Sugar


  • Heat the oven to gas 4, 180°C, fan 160°C. Grease and base line three 20cm sandwich tins.
  • Put 180g of the butter into a bowl with 180g of caster sugar, 180g flour, 3 eggs, 2 tsp vanilla extract and 20ml milk. Beat, using a hand-held electric mixer, until light and creamy.
  • Divide the mixture equally between three bowls. Add red food colour to the first bowl, orange to the second and yellow to the third. Add only ¼ tsp of colour at a time until you reach the desired shade. Mix well. Pour each bowl of sponge mix into a prepared tin and spread to level. Bake all three in the oven for 12–15 mins, or until firm to the touch. Turn onto a wire rack to cool.
  • Using the remaining cake ingredients, repeating the process to make three more sponges. Colour these green, blue and violet.
  • To make the icing, put the butter and cream cheese into a bowl and beat until smooth. Add half the icing sugar and mix well. Then, add the remaining icing sugar and beat until smooth.
  • Place the violet sponge on a cake board or plate and spread with a little icing. Place the blue sponge on top. Continue layering this way, following the colours of the rainbow. Spread a thin layer of icing around the sides of the cake and chill until firm.
  • Spread the remaining icing over the top and sides of the cake. Chill until firm.

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