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My friend/roommates birthday; so i wanted to make a special cake for her. i thought this would be a nice surprise from a 9 x 13 inch cake with frosting.

Posted by Michelle N. from U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, United States • Published See Michelle N.'s 5 projects »
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  • How to bake a rainbow cake. 6 Layer Rainbow Cake - Step 1
    Step 1

    Follow the instructions on the box to make the batter & divide into 6 separate bowls. Add a couple drops of food coloring to get : red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple.

  • How to bake a rainbow cake. 6 Layer Rainbow Cake - Step 2
    Step 2

    Im not to sure how many drops i added but it was probably about 5 drops per color. Orange = yellow & red. Purple = red & blue.

  • Step 3

    Leave out 1 box ( 8 oz. ) of cream cheese & 1/4 Cup of butter to soften at room temperature

  • Step 4

    I only had two - 9 inch round pans, so i had to do this three times. Add batter to a greased pan and bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes. * Make sure the batter is distributed evenly in the pan & start with the bottom layers first (purple & blue should be cooked first)

  • How to bake a rainbow cake. 6 Layer Rainbow Cake - Step 5
    Step 5

    Make cream cheese frosting while waiting for the cake to bake!
    Cream the soften butter & cream cheese together. Add 1-1.5 Tbsp. of vanilla extract. Mix, then sift 1 cup of confectioners sugar into the bowl. Mix well
    *you may want to double the recipe if you want to frost the entire cake

  • How to bake a rainbow cake. 6 Layer Rainbow Cake - Step 6
    Step 6

    Let the cake layers cool for a bit.

  • How to bake a rainbow cake. 6 Layer Rainbow Cake - Step 7
    Step 7

    Purple cake layer & then some cream cheese frosting, repeat!

  • How to bake a rainbow cake. 6 Layer Rainbow Cake - Step 8
    Step 8

    I added melted chocolate as a layer instead of cream cheese frosting in between the yellow & orange cake layer. It actually was supposed to be in between the green & yellow but i kinda forgot.

  • How to bake a rainbow cake. 6 Layer Rainbow Cake - Step 9
    Step 9

    I frosted the top with rainbow chip frosting! I decided not to frost the sides because i liked seeing the layers plus i hate when a cake has lots of frosting

  • How to bake a rainbow cake. 6 Layer Rainbow Cake - Step 10
    Step 10

    & now the fun part. Decorate as you want! i used the some leftover cream cheese frosting in a ziploc bag to write happy birthday.
    Enjoy <3

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Michelle N.
Michelle N. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 5 projects
hehe, i think it makes everyone happy!

oh how did the cake with kool-aid taste? i have a bunch of kool-aid powder haha
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*Witchy Rachie*
*Witchy Rachie* · Holon, IL · 70 projects
OMG, i made this one year with white cake batter and kool aid! we are so alike, lol.
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kellbear
kellbear · 12 projects
This cake makes me happy lol Its so damn colourful ^_^
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Michelle N.
Michelle N. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 5 projects
sweet! i hope it works for you Happy
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bellsie
bellsie · Sydney, New South Wales, AU · 1 project
ill post a variation this weekend, hopefully, if it works!
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Catherine C.
Catherine C.
I've made one of these before but I mixed the batter colors all together so the whole cake would be tie dye. I covered it in chocolate frosting so when you cut into it there was a fun surprise!
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