Rainbow Cake
Here’s a recipe shared to us by one of our contributors who baked this called ‘Rainbow Cake’. This cake primarily uses food-grade color to give various layer of colored cake and colored frosting – typical of rainbow shades.


  • butter
  • caster sugar
  • eggs
  • vanilla (clear)
  • all purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • teaspoon salt
  • evaporated milk

Directions: Use creaming method.

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add one egg at a time until thoroughly incorporated.
  4. Sift all dry ingredients 3x, then alternately add this and the milk to the butter mixture (dry/milk/dry/milk/dry).
  5. Divide the batter into four equal parts colored each separated batter into four different colors of your choice.
  6. Pour into greased and floured pan.
  7. Bake for 40 minutes or so or until a tester comes out clean.

Butter Cream Frosting Ingredients:

  • egg whites
  • salt
  • caster
  • sugar
  • butter
  • shortening – for stabilizer
  • vanilla (optional)


  1. Combine egg whites, salt and sugar in a bowl over simmering water.
  2. Whisk until the sugar ahs completely melted.
  3. Beat butter and shortening until light and fluffy.
  4. Set aside.
  5. Beat the egg whites until it has completely cooled, then add the butter mixture slowly until fully incorporated.
  6. Divide the frosting into four equal parts and color each differently.