Betty's Rainbow Birthday Cake

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Sep. 03, 2013

In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make a Rainbow Birthday Cake. This is a 4-layer cake, each layer having a different bright color and is intended for Betty and Rick's son-in-law, Chris, for his birthday. The frosting for this cake will be in the next video.


Butter 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs) , softened
Sugar 3 Cup (48 tbs)
Milk 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Vanilla extract 1 Tablespoon
Egg whites 10
Food coloring paste 4 Teaspoon (4 colors
Dry ingredients
All purpose flour 4 1/2 Cup (72 tbs)
Baking powder 2 Tablespoon
Salt 1/2 Tablespoon



1. Butter and flour four 9-inch cake pans and set aside.

2. Preheat oven to 350 degree F.


3. In a very large bowl, beat butter and sugar together using medium speed of an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Set aside.

4. In a separate large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.

5. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix well on medium speed of mixer after each addition, scraping sides as and when needed.

6. Add vanilla and stir well.

7. In a large separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.

8. Gently fold beaten egg whites into batter. Apportion batter equally into 4 medium bowls.

9. Now, use 4 separate gel paste food colors to color each apportionment of batter, obtaining an intense, bright color for each portion.

10. Pour each bowl of batter separately into the prepared cake pans.

11. Pop in oven and bake on two racks that are placed toward the center of the oven for 20-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

12. Remove from oven and let them cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans and let cool completely on wire racks.


13. Spread rainbow cake frosting on cake. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 25

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 290Calories from Fat 104

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 12 g18.5%

Saturated Fat 7 g35%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 239 mg9.96%

Total Carbohydrates 43 g14.3%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 25 g

Protein 4 g8%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet