How to make a rainbow cake

By Justin Fuller-Green

Ingredients for the cake

1 cup unsalted butter, room temp

2 cups sugar

4 large eggs, room temp

3 cups all purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup milk

Finely grated rind of 3 limes

ingredients for rainbow food coloring

Red - 350 grams
Orange - 300 grams
Yellow - 250 grams
Green - 200 grams
Blue - 125 grams
Violet - 75 grams

ingredients for the glaze

Juice of 3-4 limes
3/4 cup powdered sugar

step 1

Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
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step 2

In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream the butter with the sugar until light and fluffy.
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step 3

Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
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step 4

Add the flour mixture in three parts, alternating with the milk in two parts. So flour, milk, flour, milk, flour.
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step 5

Add in the lime zest.
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Part 2 - Making the rainbow cake mix

Step 6

Put in red first, orange
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step 7

Next is yellow
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step 8

green is after
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step 9

then blue
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and last is purple or violet
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step 11

when all of this is done put into the oven for 45 minutes in 350 degrees
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step 12


Works cited

MARTHASTEWART.COM." N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Apr. 2010

. "Whisk Kid: Say It with Cake - {Super Epic Rainbow Cake}." Whisk Kid: Say It with Cake - {Super Epic Rainbow Cake}. Whisk Kid, Aug.-Sept. 2008. Web. 15 Apr. 2013.