You've just gotta love Pinterest. The best place to get ideas for just about every single thing you want to do in life. About a day or two before my son's 7th birthday I happened to find this recipe for a rainbow cake. I'm the type of person who likes to take on challenges. Despite the fact that I'm definitely no Betty Crocker. I love to conquer these little things and, surprisingly so, I am getting better at it.
So here's a photo of the cake I found on Pinterest, and if you'd like the recipe simply visit Love & Olive Oil!
I looked over the recipe and saw that I had most of the things that I needed already to make it. The only thing I was really lacking was cake pans. Nothing that a quick Jewel trip couldn't fix.
The recipe does state to use food color gels because you get more vibrant color. I'm not really sure if that's true or not. I used the liquid for mine. I would recommend having more than one red handy though because you use that one the most and mine wasn't as red as I would have wanted. I would also recommend dialing down the almond extract by maybe half or 3/4 depending on how much you enjoy that flavor.
The cake was surprisingly easy to put together and I think being the fumble fingers that I am, the hardest part was actually frosting the damn thing. I thought by the time we cut it open I would have frosted all the crumbly pieces together and it would be a big cake mush. (I am Type A... what do you want?)
Quite the contrary, however. I couldn't have been more pleased when I pulled that first slice out!
My birthday boy got the chocolate M&M cake he asked for and got a fun surprise along with it! Usually they want a Costco or Portillo's chocolate cake, but I think my fun rainbow cake surprise came in a close 2nd (well 3rd really)!