Rainbow Citrus Cloud Cake

IMG_6486.JPGAn alternate title for this cake recipe would be “Lazy Rainbow Cake” because it’s literally the easiest rainbow cake of all time. You don’t need multiple cake pans or anything fussy. All you need is one bundt cake pan. Lucky for me I picked up one from an estate sale a few weeks ago still in its original box from the 70’s!  I made the actual cake from scratch using the recipe below but if you wanna be even lazier (it’s okay, everyone is accepted here, lazy and all!) you can just buy a box cake recipe and skip below for the real instructions.

  • food coloring bottles of each color you want to use (i only used red, green and blue)
  • 2 cups all- purpose flour
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1½ stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp orange oil or extract
  • ¾ cup room temperature whole milk
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a separate bowl whisk flour, baking powder &salt.
  3. Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar for 5 minutes.
  4. Add vanilla and orange extracts.
  5. In another bowl whisk egg whites and milk until combined.
  6. Slowly add the flour mixture to the sugar/butter bowl wit the mixer on low speed until everything is all in one bowl.
  7. Make sure to scrape sides and get everything mixed together
  8. Divide the cake batter into 3 bowls.
  9. Drop in food coloring drops until you get the desired color. I prefer to add slowly because I was looking for a pastel color scheme
  10. Butter bottom of cake pan thoroughly
  11. Now for the tough part! Deciding which color you want to go where, ha. Pour the first bowl of batter in the cake pan clockwise from the top (this will help you keep it consistent when you add the other colors after).  Try to do it as evenly as possible so it covers the entire bottom of the pan.
  12. Then repeat with the remaining two colors.
  13. Bake for 50 minutes – 1 hour.
  14. Let it cool for at least 20 minutes before flipping the bundt pan upside down to get the cake out.
  15. Then you can frost with whatever kind of frosting you’d like! I chose a marshmallow vanilla I found at the store because it was intriguing and I was feeling too lazy (there’s that word again!) to make my own from scratch.
  16. Obviously cover with sprinkles.
  17. Cut and enjoy!

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