Rainbow Cake

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A friend of mine just told me I needed to blog about this rainbow cake right away, since she was sick of looking at Deedle’s teeth. I believe the words “gross” and “disgusting” were bandied about. So, here you go, no more wretched, rotten teeth! Now you have a beautiful rainbow cake!
I read about this particular rainbow cake last week and haven’t really been able to stop thinking about it. It is sooo beautiful! I knew I had to make one. It uses cake mix and other chemical-laden products, but sometimes I like to live on the edge! The recipe uses sugar-free products, but I mixed it up (I used regular Jell-O instant pudding for the frosting, for example, and I used regular ginger ale in the cake mix). You know, the cake wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. In fact, that was the general consensus among the dinner guests, though Peter wouldn’t even try it (he found the colors too disturbing), and our friend Jason took one bite then proclaimed he preferred the cake mix with eggs and oil. He then went to his basement and started banging on water pipes. I guess you had to be there or know Jason.
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I think this cake is super festive, but I like colored foods. I would totally make this again, though if I did use the method where you simply add soda pop to the cake mix, I would be sure to put a parchment layer in the cake pans, something I was too lazy to do this time and which resulted in cake stickage. I found that using soda instead of eggs and oil turned out a denser, rather than fluffier, cake. It wasn’t super dense like cornbread or anything, but it wasn’t light and airy like most cake mixes. I liked the density myself. I would type up the recipe here, but I am too lazy, plus I have to go fold laundry now before Heroes comes on, so you’ll just have to visit the original recipe, which is here. Enjoy!

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18 Responses to Rainbow Cake

  1. Lydia says:

    Hmm, “disturbing” is a word I’d use. Although I might have to remember this cake for my son’s birthday later this year.

  2. yeah it’s like a ken kesey cake…
    but really, i just came here to say thanks to the friend for helping to get rid of those disgusting teeth. I wanted to say something, but HELL, I don’t even know you and wouldn’t want to get banned from the blog for like insulting a pet.

  3. celia says:

    What a lovely mix of colors! I gave it a try but my colors weren’t as cool as yours! lol…
    Lovely and yummy!

  4. Heather says:

    All I can muster is: woah. Like half “wow” and half “stop.” You are rocking my Tuesday morning with this visual. ; )

  5. carolyn says:

    that would be so awesome at a crazy clown party.

  6. Claire says:

    Ewwwwwwwwww! No, I would not be brave enough………… 🙂

  7. Seanna Lea says:

    Your cake is so sugary rich looking that the photo is showing some Doppler style action!
    I love unnaturally colored foods, though I try to limit my intake especially after my blue velvet cake. @_@; This looks really festive, though I don’t know that many people who would be brave enough to eat it. Maybe for cupcakes, so they don’t know what hit them until they take a bite!

  8. Liz says:

    That’s cute, it reminds me of a mardi gras cake.

  9. Chau says:

    I think it’s awesome!!! I’d love to try it

  10. megan says:

    You are a Fujinaka, aren’t you?! Don’t ever make that cake again!!!

  11. Wow, that is one magical looking cake. You guys were brave to eat it. (~_^)

  12. Andrea says:

    Oh, this is far better than Deedle’s teeth, and even better than my previous favorite in the realm of technicolor baked goods, the rainbow cheesecake!

  13. Nancy in CA says:

    This cake is really messy-looking but the photography is terrific!

  14. Emma says:

    Holy crap, that’s awesome. I’m making it for the next office birthday/potluck/excuse-for-a-party, and I’m not going to tell anyone beforehand–I’m just going to let them cut into it and freak out.

  15. yuan says:

    That cake looks disgusting and yet tasty. Kind of like chocolate covered bacon I had the other night. Disgusting, yet quite good.
    How is the skin care regimen going? Do you notice a difference?

  16. Bonnie says:

    Does eating colored cake make you pee in color in the same way that colored icing does? It can be quite a surprise, especially for mothers with young children.
    Thanks for you entertaining and informative blog.

  17. shelle says:

    Wow! It is a bright cake, you are very brave.

  18. amy k. says:

    jason banging on the pipes is my favorite part.

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