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Rainbow Cloud Cake

posted by Julie Evink on March 2, 2014

Rainbow Cloud Cake ~ Festive cake that starts with a box mix and end ups as a Rainbow Cake with Sweet & Fluffy Whipped Cream Clouds!

Rainbow Cloud Cake ~ Festive cake that starts with a box mix and end ups as a Rainbow Cake with Sweet & Fluffy Whipped Cream Clouds!

Let’s talk frosting. Yay or nay?

I just can’t get over the fact that some of you are most definitely say nay. I am not one of those people. The frosting to cake ratio in my dreams is the cake is just the vessel for the frosting. Yes I’m the lady who wants the corner piece and I will fight the little kids for it.

I’m not lying. Ok, well I’ll behave myself in public but in all actuality in my mind I’m saying, “GIMME THE CORNER PIECE!!” So if you have me over and serve cake just remember that and I won’t have to hurt anyone.

Mmmmk?

Glad we got that straight.

Rainbow Cloud Cake ~ Festive cake that starts with a box mix and end ups as a Rainbow Cake with Sweet & Fluffy Whipped Cream Clouds!

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Now if you haven’t noticed this amazing Rainbow Cloud Cake does not have frosting.

*GASP*

I know right? I was soooo worried about this. In fact I bought a can of frosting for it so after I took the pictures with the cute little whipped cream cloud I could pile on the frosting. Yes, yes I totally did this. Like I said. I love me some frosting.

As I was going to serve this cake to my hubs and his brother I said, “Would you like me to frost it?” In my mind I’m going you better SAY YES! The hubs is not a mind reader and said no I think I’d like it with the whipped cream, so I served it that way.

Rainbow Cloud Cake ~ Festive cake that starts with a box mix and end ups as a Rainbow Cake with Sweet & Fluffy Whipped Cream Clouds!

And it was AMAZING. Seriously. I did not need frosting. The whipped cream has just a little powdered sugar and vanilla in it and it’s perfectly sweet, light and fluffy.

I’m telling you. Don’t worry about the frosting with this cake. You do not need it. It has made me question my frosting affair all together.

So now while you go gather your ingredients to make this fabulous Rainbow Cloud Cake I’m going to go ponder my obsession with frosting and come to terms with the fact I cheated on it with whipped cream.

Rainbow Cloud Cake

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Yield: 16 pieces

Serving Size: 1 piece

Rainbow Cloud Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 package white cake mix + ingredients to make cake
  • Purple, blue, green, yellow, orange and red paste food coloring
  • 1 c heavy whipping cream
  • 3 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Grease and flour a bundt pan.
  2. Prepare cake mix according to package directions.
  3. Spread 1 1/3 c. batter evenly into bundt pan. Place another 2 Tbsp of batter in a small bowl and reserve for later.
  4. Take six more bowls and divide as follows. Put 2 Tbsp into a bowl and tint with purple food coloring, 1/4 c. into another bowl and tint with blue food coloring, 1/3 c. of batter tinted green,
  5. 1/2 c. batter tinted yellow, 2/3 c batter tinted orange, and the remaining batter red.
  6. Spread the red batter in a wide ring onto white batter to within 1/2 in. of pan edges. Spread a ring of orange in the middle of the red ring, leaving some red visible on each side. Repeat by spreading remaining colors in the middle of the previous layer, in rainbow color order. (Each ring will be narrower than the previous layer.) Top with reserved white batter spreading over purple ring only.
  7. Bake 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan and then flip onto serving plate.
  8. In a medium sized bowl beat the whipping cream until it starts to thicken. Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat mixture until it forms stiff peaks.
  9. Serve cake with whipped cream clouds.
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Recipe from: Taste of Home

Rainbow Cloud Cake ~ Festive cake that starts with a box mix and end ups as a Rainbow Cake with Sweet & Fluffy Whipped Cream Clouds!

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    Comments

  • Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie


    What a perfect rainbow you made in that cake!

  • Tanya Schroeder


    I agree, that the cake only exists to hold the frosting. I would gladly sacrifice all my corner pieces for you, but not the roses! Those are all mine! This is such a fun cake Julie!

    • Julie Evink


      Yes I knew we were besties for a reason…but I might fight you for the roses!

  • Linda


    How cute is this? I think I will make this for myself for my birthday. I’ll share it of course with my familu! I’d love it if you linked this to What’d You Do This Weekend. It goes live at midnight. Have a wonderful week.

    Linda

    • Julie Evink


      I love how us bloggers make our own birthday treats!

  • Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust


    This is the prettiest rainbow cake I think I’ve ever seen!

  • Andi @ The Weary Chef


    This is so cute I can hardly stand it, Julie! Beautiful job!

  • Cheryl


    I stopped by from Wednesday Whatsits because I wanted to see how you made your cake and I was especially interested in the whipped “clouds.” So fun. Thanks for sharing! HUGS

  • Cathy@LemonTreeDwelling


    Oh I ALWAYS want the corner piece! And most people in my life just know that by now 🙂 I love the simplicity of this cake but how PERFECT it is for St. Patrick’s Day! So fun, Julie!!

    • Julie Evink


      I wish someone would pay attention to me wanting that corner piece!

  • Tonia


    So cute! I love how the whipped cream looks like a cloud.

  • dina


    it looks cute and yummy!

  • Lisa De Andrade


    Can’t seem to download the 70 hearty soups, stews, and chowders is anyone else having this problem

  • Gloria // Simply Gloria


    What a gorgeous cake, Julie! And, the cute little cloud! I could eat naked cake, but also with a load of frosting with it, too. I love frosting shots as well… with no cake. Just give it all to me, is what I love! 🙂

    • Julie Evink


      Frosting shots?! Now we are talking!

  • Julia Marie


    I am looking for the actual recipe for the Rainbow Cloud Cake but can’t seem to find it. HELP

  • Roberta


    I made this cake for dessert for our St. Paddy’s Day dinner…my husband said it was the best cake I ever made! Ha! Little did he know that it was just a white cake mix! I think all the colors affected his tastebuds! Considering we’ve been married 37 years and I’ve made thousands of cakes, I think he was really hungry for something sweet, but I iced it with a good cream cheese frosting that I flavored with almond extract…could have been that, too! But I know this will definitely be one recipe that will be requested again soon! Thanks for sharing this beautiful cake!

    • Julie Evink


      A fellow frosting lover! Glad to hear you enjoyed it!

  • Rebecca


    I have made this cake three times this week- love it! My 4 year old and 2 year old loved helping to mix all of the colors! We brought it to a St Patricks party, to my daughter’s Pre-K class to celebrate Spring today, and another to split with our neighbors…. Everyone loved it! For some reason this tastes better than a usual white box cake- I think the rainbow colors push it over the top somehow (the whip cream clouds help, too)!! Thanks so much!

    • Julie Evink


      That is so much fun! Glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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