Easy Rainbow Layer Cake: The Perfect Easter Dessert!

A Recipe Sure to Bring Smiles to Every Face!

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Spring is in the air, and Easter is just around the corner! What better way to celebrate than with a showstopping dessert that’s both delicious and eye-catching? This Easy Rainbow Layer Cake is the perfect recipe for the occasion. It’s surprisingly simple to make, even for beginner bakers, and the vibrant colors are sure to wow your guests.

Here’s what you’ll need:


  • For the cake:
  • 1 box (16.25 oz) vanilla cake mix
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • Gel food coloring (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple)
  • For the frosting:
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk
  • Sprinkles for decorating (optional)


H3: Preheat the oven and prepare the pans

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour three 8-inch round cake pans.

H3: Make the cake batter

  1. In a large bowl, beat together the cake mix, water, oil, and eggs with an electric mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes, or until smooth.
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  1. Divide the batter evenly among six bowls. Add a few drops of gel food coloring to each bowl, and mix until each batter is a vibrant color: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple.

H3: Bake the cake layers

  1. Pour each colored batter into a separate prepared cake pan. Bake for 17-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
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  1. Let the cakes cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then transfer them to wire racks to cool completely.

H3: Make the frosting

  1. In a large bowl, cream together the softened butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the salt and vanilla extract.
  2. Gradually add the milk, one tablespoon at a time, until the frosting reaches desired consistency.

H3: Assemble the cake

  1. Once the cake layers are cool, place one layer on a cake plate or stand. Spread a thin layer of frosting over the top. Repeat with the remaining layers, alternating the colors.
  2. Frost the entire cake with the remaining frosting. Decorate with sprinkles, if desired.

H3: Tips for success:

  • For even brighter colors, use gel food coloring instead of liquid food coloring.
  • If your cake layers dome slightly, you can carefully level them using a serrated knife before frosting.
  • To prevent the frosting from becoming too soft, make sure your butter is softened, but not melted.
  • This cake can be stored at room temperature for up to 2 days, or in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Enjoy your delicious and festive Easter dessert!

I hope you love this easy and fun recipe! It’s a great way to add a touch of magic to your Easter celebration. And don’t forget to share your photos of your creations on social media using the hashtag #RainbowLayerCake.

Happy baking!

Ann Shrott

I am a freelance writer with a deep passion for the latest trendy titles to produce content. What I'm striving for is to write about something well researched and make blogs sparkle. Keep on reading!

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