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Rainbow Sprinkles Cake

As colorful as its namesake, this yellow cake is frosted with a tangy cream cheese icing and adorned with sprinkles for a festive look.

Rainbow Cake
  • 2 sticks Unsalted butter, softened

  • 2 cups Domino® Golden Sugar
  • 4 large Eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon Pure vanilla extract
  • 3 ½ cups All-purpose flour
  • 2 ½ tablespoons Baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ cup Whole milk
  • ½ cup Sour cream
  • 1 ½ cups Rainbow sprinkles

Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 2 (8 oz.) pkgs. cream cheese, softened

  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 (2 lb.) bag Domino® Powdered Sugar

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Prep Time: 30 minutes / Cook Time: 30-35 minutes / Yields: One 8-inch cake

Rainbow Cake

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour three 8x2-inch round cake pans.

Step 2

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, and the vanilla. Continue mixing until well incorporated.

Step 3

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. With the mixer at low speed, alternately add flour mixture and milk. Ending the process with flour mixture. Mix about 1 minute. Add sour cream and mix until well incorporated.

Step 4

Fold in rainbow sprinkles. Pour the batter evenly into the prepared pans and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Step 5

Remove from oven and let the cakes cool in the pan for 20 minutes. Remove from pan and set in a cooling rack. Cool completely.

Step 6

Assemble cake with cream cheese frosting. Place one cake layer, bottom side up, on a plate. Spread ½ cup cream cheese frosting. Top with second layer, bottom side up, and ½ cup cream cheese frosting. Top with remaining layer, bottom side up. Reserve about ½ cup of frosting for rosettes decoration on top. Ice the cake with the remaining frosting. Decorate with rosettes by using a pastry bag fitted with the 1M tip.

Step 7

Carefully, using your hands, apply rainbow sprinkles to the bottom third of the cake. Sprinkle extra rainbow sprinkles on top.

Cream Cheese Frosting

Step 1

In large bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla until creamy. Gradually beat in powdered sugar.

Step 2

To make a decorator frosting, prepare one-half recipe of the above. Beat in 1/4 to 1/2 cup additional powdered sugar. Color as desired with food color; use in a decorator tube.

Chef's Tip
  • For the frosting: to thin, add a few drops of milk; to thicken, add additional powdered sugar.
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