Video: Easy Rainbow Cake

A rainbow cake is the ultimate festive dessert for any occasion, and now it’s easier than ever to make your own with my video tutorial. This easy technique for layering various colors of cake batter can be used with a homemade cake recipe or a store-bought cake mix.

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    1. Hi Jean! You’ll need two 8″ or 9″ round cake pans. Follow the bake time suggestions on the box for the pan size you use. :)

  1. Looks great! I want to make this in our baking club at an assisted living facility I work at. Is there a typed-out recipe for this cake so I can print for participants to read/follow?

  2. This Rainbow cake recipe is very best. This cake is looking designer cake and very attractive cake. I will sure make this cake for my son’s birthday. Thanks for sharing this nice cake article.

  3. your paged is amazing full of yummy food. i wish to have the recipe of rainbow cake. thank you.

  4. Your tips are very easy and i enjoyed it.could you kindly tell me is it advisable to bake a cake with selfrising flour or better to use the natural way.

  5. Great video! I just made a rainbow cake tonight. My red and orange layers blended together and created a very thin layer around the cake, but the other colours worked perfectly. Any tips for getting the red and orange to stay where they should be? PS I topped this with a chocolate glaze and rainbow sprinkles!

    1. Hi Laurie – Per the video, you divide the cake batter into 6 bowls then each portion is poured inside. The amount of food coloring to use depends on how vibrant you want the colors to be.

  6. Looks like there is room to double the recipe – can you tell me what I would increase the baking time to when recipe is doubled?

    1. Hi Priscilla – There actually isn’t enough room, as the cake rises significantly when it bakes. Adding a second recipe of batter to the pan would cause it to overflow while baking.

  7. This is so gorgeous!! I seriously need to try something rainbow sometime soon!

  8. What a gorgeous cake! Love the video, interesting to see how it all comes together so beautifully :)