9 Rainbow Cake Recipes Worth a Pot of Gold
If you want to serve a cake with fanfare to kids and adults alike, you're guaranteed a party with a stunning rainbow cake. The best part? Rainbow cakes are deceptively easy to make, whether you want to make rainbow cupcakes or a full-on six-layer cake with all colors of the rainbow. And since the cake itself is really the decoration, you can get away with a simple white frosting on the exterior without feeling like you've shortchanged anyone. Try any of these top-rated rainbow cake recipes and start celebrating!
Let's begin with cupcakes — perhaps the easiest rainbow cake option of all. These top-rated cupcakes feature four colors, but you can do six if you prefer. Either way, bask in all the glory, closely guarding the secret that they were actually easy to make! As reviewer zebracupcake15 says, "Really fun recipe... everyone thinks it's complicated but it really isn't!"
Rainbow Citrus Cake
Fewer colors? Yes. Less flavor? No way! This gorgeous rainbow citrus cake features three different colors, each representing a different citrus fruit — oranges, lemons, and limes. If you love zesty cakes, this recipe is for you!
Rainbow Bundt Cake
Can't choose between a rainbow and a Bundt? Have 'em both! Recipe creator GoosesGirl94 says this recipe was an attempt to "achieve an actual rainbow arc" by using a Bundt cake pan, and it worked!
Rainbow Clown Cake
Using a box of white cake mix makes this rainbow cake recipe oh-so easy. You can bake into two 8-inch cake layers as directed, or make into cupcakes as many others have. It's recommended to use food coloring paste or gel in this recipe, which are more concentrated than liquid food coloring.
Epic Rainbow Cake
A truly epic cake! This is also epically easy to do, calling for three boxes of cake mix.
Rainbow Cupcake Cones
Kids will squeal at the sight of these ice cream cones with rainbow cake baked right inside. You can leave them plain, or top with white buttercream frosting and rainbow sprinkles.
Six-Layer Rainbow Cake
If you want to make a delicious rainbow cake from scratch that's guaranteed to taste as good as it looks, this is your recipe. While you can use any frosting you like — such as your favorite buttercream or even store-bought — the mascarpone cream frosting in this recipe really makes the cake!
Over the Rainbow Cupcakes
A psychedelic treat made entirely from scratch! Use your favorite vanilla buttercream frosting to complement the vanilla in the cupcakes.
Rainbow Roll Cake
Allrecipes' Annie Campbell shows us how easy it is to make this stunning rainbow cake roll out of boxed cake mix. Watch the video for all her tips and tricks!