Johnny's Rainbow Magic Cake

Saturday, May 21, 2011


  • 2 cups shortening
  • 8 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Cream the shortening in a mixer until fluffy then add the powdered sugar and mix until well blended. Now, add in the salt, vanilla and cream until fluffy.

White Cake


  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups butter
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 5 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups milk

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease 6 round pans (8" or 9" it doesn't make a huge difference). If you don't have 6 round pans, then just bake a few at a time and reuse them. In a medium bowl, cream together the sugar and butter then beat in the eggs one at a time. Now stir in the vanilla. In a separate bowl combine the flour and baking powder then add it to the butter mixture and mix well. Finally, stir in the milk until the batter is smooth.

Here's where it gets tricky! Divide the batter evenly into 6 bowls and add the food coloring to make each color of the rainbow. Now pour the colored batters into the greased pans. Unfortunately, I can't give you an exact cook time on these, since the layers are small they cook pretty fast. Once you put them in the oven keep them in for at least 8 minutes, then constantly recheck the cakes until they are done. You should be able to insert a toothpick and it will come out clean if it is done, or you may choose to lightly press on the cake and if it springs back instead of making an indent it's done.

Good luck my minions!! 


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