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Rainbow Cake

This cake will bring smiles to so many faces! It tastes delicious and will be a party hit, especially for the kids.


  • Butter Cake

  • 4 ½ cups (660g) plain flour

  • 5 teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 500g butter, softened

  • 2 cups (400g) sugar

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract or essence

  • 6 eggs

  • 1½ cups (360ml) milk

  • Food colouring

  • Coloured chocolate rocks

  • Cream Cheese Icing

  • 250g Philadelphia Cream Cheese

  • ½ cup (125g) butter, softened

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or essence

  • 3 cups (450g) icing sugar


  • Butter Cake:

  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 180°C.

  • 2.

    Line the base of an 8-inch (20cm) round spring form pan with baking paper. Butter the base and edge of pan.

  • 3.

    Mix flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a large bowl.

  • 4.

    With the mixer on high speed, beat together butter, sugar and vanilla until pale and creamy.

  • 5.

    Switch mixer to medium speed and add eggs one at a time, beating until just combined.

  • 6.

    Switch mixer to low speed and gradually beat in the dry ingredients, alternating with milk.

  • 7.

    Divide the batter evenly into seven bowls and add food colouring to each batter until desired colour is reached. Each layer will need to be baked separately.

  • 8.

    Spread one of the coloured batters into the prepared pan and bake for 10-13 minutes. Cake is ready when a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

  • 9.

    Cool in pan for 5 minutes. Remove from pan onto a wire rack to cool.

  • 10.

    Rinse cake pan with cold water until cool. Reline base of tin with baking paper and repeat baking process for the remaining six layers. Tip: always bake with a cool pan.

  • Cream Cheese Icing:

  • 1.

    Beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla in a large bowl on medium speed until creamy.

  • 2.

    Gradually add icing sugar.

  • To assemble:

  • 1.

    Use a spatula to spread a thin layer of icing between each coloured layer.

  • 2.

    Spread the remaining icing across the top and around the sides.

  • 3.

    Decorate with coloured rocks.


Recipe by Effie Siu

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Posted by JD79Report
this cake looks awesome and i can't wait until i can re-create it