Lizzy is obsessed amongst My Little Pony (thanks to her large sister) as well as asked for a Rainbow Dash birthday party. I decided to loosen that a footling into a rainbow party, as well as it was the perfect excuse to brand that gorgeous rainbow cake I’ve seen floating roughly Pinterest. I’m non going to lie… it took some fourth dimension to make. I entirely had two 8-inch cake pans, hence I had to bake the layers inwards 3 batches, which was a footling fourth dimension consuming. Other than that, though, it was all pretty slowly to seat together!
To decorate, I only slathered some buttercream (very imperfectly, I mightiness add) on the exterior as well as hence topped the cake amongst some rainbow sprinkles I constitute at my local political party store. I constitute these cute twisty candles at that topographic point every bit well, as well as the large give away 3 is from Target.
As cute every bit the exterior is, the within is what makes this cake magical! I was nervous until I cutting into it that somehow it wouldn’t function or wouldn’t await pretty, but it ended upwards existence absolutely perfect. I was hence impressed amongst myself that I kept giggling for joy piece cutting the cake.
This i is definitely going downwardly inwards the books every bit the prettiest cake I’ve e’er made!
for the cake:
iv 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups butter, room temperature
3 cups sugar
6 large eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
for the frosting:
iv sticks unsalted butter
iv cups confectioners’ sugar
pinch of salt
3 tablespoons heavy cream
two teaspoons vanilla
nutrient coloring (if desired)
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Butter as well as flour 8-inch cake pans (as many every bit you lot have!) as well as ready aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, as well as salt, as well as ready aside.
- In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand upwards mixer, trounce butter as well as carbohydrate until low-cal as well as fluffy.
- Add the eggs i at a time, mixing good later each addition, hence add together the vanilla.
- Add the flour mixture inwards 3 additions, alternating amongst the buttermilk, as well as outset as well as ending amongst the flour.
- Divide the cake batter into sixths inwards 6 dissimilar bowls, as well as add together a dissimilar color of nutrient coloring to each bowl.
- I used gel nutrient coloring as well as used close a dime sized amount for each bowl.
- Bake inwards preheated oven 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted inwards the view comes out clean.
- Repeat amongst remaining batter, as well as permit all layers cool completely.
- To brand the frosting, trounce the butter until low-cal as well as fluffy.
- Add the confectioners’ carbohydrate as well as salt, as well as trounce to combine.
- Add the heavy cream as well as vanilla as well as trounce until low-cal as well as fluffy.
- Add nutrient coloring if desired (I added a real modest amount of bluish nutrient coloring).
- To assemble, degree each layer of cake. (I convey a cake leveler I bought at Walmart for close $3, as well as it makes it super easy!).
- Stack the layers, adding a modest amount of buttercream betwixt each layer to agree them together.
- Frost amongst remaining buttercream as well as enjoy!