I know! I know! The rainbow cake has been done to DEATH. But…….it’s a rainbow cake! You know you want to make one too. For a first attempt, I got to say, it turned out pretty damn good! *pat on the back* Also, I kind of made a promise here that I would. This was not baked for the same cause I promised it for though, so watch this space.
The rainbow cake has been on my to-bake list for the longest, longest time. Ever since I saw it on Sweetapolita 3 years ago. I promised myself that I will one day bake it for my daughter’s birthday and see her face when I cut out the first slice. I finally got around to it and it was totally worth the 3-year wait. Oh the satisfaction…..*blissful sigh*
I made the cake using Sweetapolita’s Fluffy Vanilla Cake recipe and frosted it with a simple Vanilla Buttercream crumb coat under a whipped cream frosting. Remember I once said that frosting is my culinary nemesis? It still is. Ugh! I’ve come to the conclusion that I must, once in my life, go to the States and try some buttercream there for myself. I must be doing something wrong. All the buttercream recipes I’ve found so far are waaaayyyyy too sweet. How do you guys eat it?? I cut the sugar by a third and it was still too sweet. Mind you, I only used it for the crumb coat.
Would I make it again? Absolutely! It’s actually a lot easier to make than it looks. I would do things differently next time though. Next time, I would double the batter so I get higher layers. That way, I would be able to level each layer and get a prettier cake. Also, find a better buttercream recipe (read: one that doesn’t give me diabetes).
Honestly, when I baked the cake, it wasn’t meant to be a blog post. I knew the pictures would not be great and none of the recipes are mine. But……..it’s a rainbow cake!!!