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Extra Rich Vanilla Cake Recipe with Rainbow Frosting

Extra Rich Vanilla Cake with Rainbow Frosting

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 30 mins
No special tools or skills necessary! Cut inside your cake to reveal a secret rainbow frosting.



  • MIX cake according to package directions in a large bowl or mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. When adding eggs, add in 1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract.
  • BAKE cakes and cool according to package directions.
  • TINT 1/2 cup of frosting each red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. Then spread the frosting in a bulls-eye pattern between your cake layers.
  • STACK cakes and FROST with a thin crumb coat of white buttercream.
  • CHILL for 1-2 hours then finish frosting with a thick layer of white buttercream.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: birthday, cake, frosting, rainbow, vanilla