rainbow swirl cake ideas for birthdays

A bit of imagination, color, and desire to surprise them during a birthday! The rainbow cake is ideal to celebrate in joy many layers of sponge cake of six different colors alternate with a soft white cream and vanilla yogurt. Create your cake alternating layers to create the same effect of the arches of the rainbow: starting from red, through orange, yellow, green, purple and blue. Even a rainy day will turn into a sunny day with this sweet surprise, slice after slice!

The rainbow cake will keep in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. You can prepare the ground the day before and store them under a bell jar. The cream of yogurt will keep in the refrigerator in a bowl covered with plastic wrap for 1-2 days. You can freeze the whole cake or sponge cake colorful and thaw in the refrigerator if necessary. To make this cake even more magical and imaginative, you can add colored tails to garnish the surface!

Rainbow cake Recipe

Prep Time: 30 mins ♥ Cook Time: 20 mins ♥ Total Time: 50 mins ♥ Yield: 4 servings


Eggs medium 10
Cream fresh liquid 250 ml
Honey 30 g
Flour type 00 300 g
Sugar granulated 420 gr
Vanilla 1 berry
Chemical yeast powder 12 g
Food coloring paste or gel: orange, red, blue, green, yellow, purple


Yogurt greek 1250 gr
Sugar vanilla icing 170 gr
Vanilla 1 berry
Gelatin sheets 40 gr
Cream fresh liquid 500 ml


To prepare the cake rainbow started from yogurt cream: in a bowl put to soak the gelatine leaves in cold water for at least 10 minutes (1). Meanwhile a small bowl, pour 400 ml of liquid cream, add the seeds of the vanilla bean (2) and the icing sugar (3).

Whip the cream with an electric mixer (4); then drain thoroughly and squeeze the gelatine and pour into a bowl with 100 ml cream previously heated (5): stir with a spoon because the gelatin is fully dissolved. Then pour the cream warm where you have dissolved the gelatin into the bowl with whipped cream (6), and mix the two compounds very gently with a spatula.

United also the greek yogurt (7) and stir the ingredients until you get a smooth cream. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours to firm up. Meanwhile, separate the egg yolks from the whites and pour the egg yolks in the bowl of a planetary (you can also use an electric mixer) with honey and seeds of a vanilla bean (8). Operated whips and add half the doses of sugar (9).

When the mixture is light and fluffy (10), put into a large bowl and add the cream very gently (11); stir with a whisk or a wooden spoon and set aside; Meanwhile, whip the egg whites until stiff. When they turned white, also add the remaining half of sugar (12) and continue beating.

United the egg whites to the mixture of eggs (13), stirring from the top down not to dismantle; then sift the flour and baking powder (14); mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon the mixture and divide into 6 bowls (15).

Each bowl with colored dye in gel or paste, adding in small doses to obtain the ideal color: red (16), yellow, green, orange, purple and blue (can dissolve the dye with a tablespoon of water so that amalgams are more easily to the compound). On a baking tray lined with baking paper lying a pastry circle of 18 cm in diameter (you can also use a round mold of the same size) and pour the mixture colored (17); cook a base at a time in a preheated oven at 200 ° for about 10 minutes (fan oven 180 ° for about 5-6 minutes).

Once baked sponge cake, and with the tip of the knife, help you more easily detach the cake from the edge and slide gently circle (19). Continue the same way for the sponge yellow (20), purple (21);

then realized the other bases following the same procedure to get the sponge Green (22), blue (23) and orange (24) to have ready all the bases for the rainbow cake.

When the bases cooked they have cooled completely, you can compose the cake: a platter resting on the red base, created a layer of cream to yogurt creating concentric circles with the sac-a-few in plain nozzle (25); Continue alternating layers of sponge cake and cream (26) creating the rainbow: after the red base, the yellow, then the green, the purple and finally the blue (27).

Coated around the perimeter of the cake with yogurt cream advanced (28) and always with the yogurt cream decorated with tufts or other designs of your index (29). The rainbow cake is ready: you can store it in fridge to firm up before serving (30).