We’ve all seen those gorgeous rainbow and ombre colored layer cakes but they always seem so difficult to make. Well, you’d actually be surprised how easy it is to make these cakes. All you need is some food coloring, some cake mix and a little creativity. Now get to work and start impressing all your friends you rascal 😉


Prep Time:  1 hour
Cook Time: 1 ½ hours
Total Time: 2 ½ hours

Servings: 8

2 boxes XO Baking Co. Vanilla Cake Mix
6 eggs
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups milk
1 ½ cups butter
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 pack food coloring
2 containers of your favorite frosting
colored sparkles

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Mix the cake mix, vegetable oil and butter until crumbs are formed.

3. Add eggs.

Add eggs

4. Add milk.

Add Milk

5. Add vanilla extract.

Add Vanila Extract

6. Mix together until batter is free of lumps.

Mix Batter

7. Evenly divide the batter into 5 different bowls. Each bowl will be for each layer of cake. With your food coloring, put several drops of dye into each batter until you reach your preferred color.

Mix in Food Coloring

8. Cover cake pan with butter.

9. Add batter to cake pan (if you only have one pan, you can bake one cake at a time).

Put Batter in Pan

10. Bake each cake for 10-15 minutes.
11. Let each cake cool down for 10 minutes.
12. In reverse rainbow order, starting with blue, take your frosting and start to assemble the cake layer by layer.

Assemble cake

13. Keep piling it up. The order should be blue, green, yellow, orange, red.

13. Cover cake with frosting.

14. Add colored sprinkles.

15. Serve and enjoy a piece of pigmented sweetness.

Enjoy Cake

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