Monday, May 10, 2010


I made this cake for my mother for mothers day! It was pretty awesome I'm not going to lie. She is totally obsessed with rainbows, like totally!! So what better than to make her a rainbow cake! I got the idea from a couple of different blogs, whisk kid and I am baker and put their two ideas together just changing a couple of things and it turned out great! For this cake I made a double batch of white cake then added the following:
-Red- 1/2 cup pureed strawberries
-Orange- Two tablespoons of freshly grated orange zest and 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice
-Yellow- Two tablespoons of freshly grated lemon zest and 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
-Green- 1/2 cup of diced kiwi
-Blue-1/2 cup of blueberries, plus a few pureed for color
-Purple- 1/2 cup of finely diced purple grapes, 1 tablespoon orange zest and 1 teaspoon orange juice
Then I added food coloring to make each color really pop!
Each cake was about 1 1/2 cups of white cake batter plus the fruit. I baked them three at a time for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. I frosted the cake and between layers with a lemon cream cheese frosting:
-8 ounces cream cheese
-3 sticks butter
-1 1/2 to 2 pounds powdered sugar
-1 teaspoon lemon extract
-1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
Beat butter until smooth, add cream cheese and beat about 3 minutes. Add lemon and vanilla extracts. Slowly add powdered sugar and beat until fluffy, about 5 minutes.

All in all it took a while to blend and zest each fruit and mix in the colors to get the right color but it was so worth it!!