Rainbow cake recipe
- 1 packet mix cake with icing (I used Basco Gluten-free golden butter cake, 470g)
- Extra ingredients for cake and icing (eggs, butter, water, milk)
- 340g packet Smarties
- 1 bag gold foil chocolate coins
Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a 20cm ring tin and line with baking paper. Prepare cake mix according to directions and spoon into cake tin, smooth top with back of metal spoon. Bake for 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean. Turn onto a wire rack to cool.
Prepare icing according to directions. Sort smarties into colours (the kids will LOVE helping with this).
Trim the top of the cake so it is flat and cut in half to make two rainbows. Transfer cakes to serving plates. Spread with icing and decorate with smarties rainbow-style. Divide gold coins between two small bowls at the end of the rainbows.
- This is a very easy to make and impressive birthday cake or holiday fun cake. My 3yo daughter had a ball sorting the smarties into colours (I allowed her to eat the brown ones!) and helping me make the rainbow. My 6yo son was most miffed when he realised he had missed out.
- The 340g pack should give you enough smarties of each colour to do one cake in the ‘proper’ colours. We had to be a bit more creative with the second cake.
- I used a gluten-free cake mix for this cake, although the smarties are not strictly gluten-free.
- The cake can be made the day before and iced a few hours before serving. Don’t ice more than 4 hours before serving because the smarties go soggy—the kids might not mind, but I did!
- Recipe created by Melissa Hughes for Kidspot.