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Yummy Rainbow Cake Recipe

Yummy Rainbow Cake

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"I came up with this recipe after I sampled a similar cake at a friend's party."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 2 layer 9 inch cake Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    1 hr 20 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9 inch round cake pans.
  2. Combine cake mix, water, oil and egg whites and beat for 2 minutes until blended. Fold in sprinkles. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow cake layers to cool in pans for 30 minutes.
  3. Frost cake layers with whipped topping and assemble on platter. Cover top of the cake with as many chocolate candies as possible, and surround the bottom of the cake with remaining candies.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 19, 2010

If you are looking for a quick way to WOW some kids, this is perfect. Yes, it's a cake mix, but I made them into cupcakes, topped it with homemade butter cream, then added more sprinkles and kids loved them.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 05, 2003

This is a very pretty cake and it was a nice presentation for my daughter's birthday. Aside from looking nice, I don't think the candy-coated chocolate pieces worked with this recipe. And the white cake paired with the whipped topping was just not a flavorful enough. I think this recipe really needs a regular frosting to give it more taste. I love the idea of this cake though and will make it again using pink tinted vanilla frosting and more of the rainbow sprinkles on top instead of the candies.


9 Ratings

Jun 30, 2003

Try this it's the best.!!!!!!!!!1

Sep 24, 2010

While my daughter and I had fun making these cupcakes. the jimmies didn't spread out like other recipers did. Maybe if we would have left the batter sit out a little bit and then put them in cupcake liners, maybe that would have made a difference. We also tried to use whip topping but it spread at room temperature. It wasn't pretty. So we just another frosting recipe from the site, that was neat to do, when I combined 3 colors my daughter picked out to use to swirl on top. She had a blast. That's all that matters.

Jun 03, 2012

I added a twist to make it taste more like bakery-type cakes--I subtracted two teaspoons of the water and added a teaspoon each of vanilla extract and almond extract. The kids asked for canned frosting which I used instead of whipped topping. They had fun frosting the cake together and covering the cake with M&M's. They cut into it right after lunch. What fun!

Mar 15, 2010

This is a great recipe! Great for parties!

Mar 03, 2009

We made cupcakes and used strawberry frosting and more sprinkles on top. This was very kid friendly and fun to make. Thanks for the recipe.

Jun 16, 2012

A family hit! So great! Use Cream Cheese Frosting, it adds a great touch!


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  • Calories
  • 465 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 62.7 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 22.1 g
  • 34%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 4.5 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 321 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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