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How to Make a Rainbow Cake

Brighten a birthday or any special occasion with a rainbow cake.


  • Step 1: Combine cake mix and soda Add both cans of soda to the cake mix in the large mixing bowl and mix thoroughly.
  • TIP: You can use lemon-lime soda or ginger ale.
  • Step 2: Divide the batter Divide the cake batter evenly into the six small mixing bowls.
  • Step 3: Add color Add a different gel food color to each of the six bowls and mix thoroughly.
  • Step 4: Scoop batter into pan Add one cup of one color to the cake pan, right in the middle.
  • TIP: Be sure to grease the pan adequately so that your cake doesn’t stick or burn.
  • Step 5: Add more color Drop another cup of a different color of batter in the middle of the first, then add a third color
  • Step 6: Repeat process Repeat this process with the remaining three colors on the other pan.
  • Step 7: Bake the cake Bake the cake according to the instructions on the box.
  • Step 8: Frost the cake Frost the cake once it has cooled. Serve and enjoy.
  • FACT: In 2004, chefs in Connecticut made a seven-tiered wedding cake that weighed more than 15,000 pounds, with nearly 5,000 pounds of frosting.

You Will Need

  • A large mixing bowl
  • 6 small mixing bowls
  • Two 9-inch round cake pans

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