This Rainbow Cake has been a long time coming - we're talking five years! Procrastination is not a trait I am friendly with. I'm the type that likes to cross things off my to do list as soon as possible but for some reason I waited such a long time to make this cake. Not anymore.
I'd first seen it featured on the blog Whisk Kid and then later on the Martha Stewart Show. I loved how the rainbow of colorful cake layers is hidden behind a veil of unassuming white Swiss meringue buttercream. There's just something so joyful about this surprise that it always makes me smile.
For the cake layers I used the recipe from Cook's Country's Confetti Layer Cake. I like that it contains cake flour instead of all-purpose and uses a reverse creaming method to make the batter. I find the crumb of the baked cake is so much more tender this way.
I have a feeling I'll be getting many requests from family and friends to make this cake again and again. But since it makes me so happy I don't mind!