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Rainbow Ring Easter Basket Cake

By Arlene Cummings
Created January 10, 2017
This cake is so fun to bake that you will want to make it your own and get creative with different colors!

I started making rainbow ring cakes last year, and since then, they have become a big hit for every holiday and special event. They look amazing, taste great and are super simple to make. When you bake and serve this dessert, everyone will marvel at how pretty it looks when you slice it.

The swirls of color take on a life of their own as the cake bakes, and every cake turns out differently. It’s truly like an edible work of art. My kids love to make these cakes, too, because they can get creative. Plus, the recipe is so easy. All you really need is Betty Crocker® cake mix and frosting, food coloring and sprinkles.

Rainbow Easter Cake

I prepare the cake mix according to the directions on the box and then divide the batter into 3 different bowls. Add food coloring and layer the colored batter in the tube pan.

Rainbow Easter Cake
Rainbow Easter Cake

Once the cake is baked and cooled, divide the frosting into three bowls. Heat in the microwave for a few seconds so it can drizzle off of a spoon. Stir in food coloring. Drizzle the frosting all around the cake in three different stages to create a striping pattern.

Rainbow Easter Cake
Rainbow Easter Cake

At the end, add a few colored sprinkles. I like to place the cake on shredded coconut colored with green food coloring.

Rainbow Easter Cake

You can get as creative as you like with this cake...have fun with it! Let the kids mix the colors and drizzle the frosting. They will also love selecting jelly beans or other candies to crown the cake with.

I’m sure once you make a cake like this, you will want to do it for every holiday!