Vanilla Rainbow Petal Cake

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Total Time: 3 Hours
Servings: 16

So many ways to frost with Betty Crocker™ Frosting! Find out how to make this multi-coloured coloured creation.

All You Need Is ...

  • Small check mark in a circle icon 2x 540g packets Betty Crocker™ Vanilla Cake Mix
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 6 extra large eggs
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 2 1/2 tubs 160g butter, melted
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 1 ½ cups (375ml) milk
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 4x 400g tubs Betty Crocker™ Creamy Deluxe Vanilla Frosting
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 Bright pink, bright yellow, bright aqua, bright green gel food colours

Betty's Easy Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 160°C (140°C fan forced). Grease and line 2, 20cm deep round cake pans. Line the bases with baking paper.
  2. Beat cake mix, eggs, butter and milk in a large bowl with electric beaters on low speed for 30 seconds, then on medium speed for 2 minutes. Divide mixture between pans.
  3. Bake for 50 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of each comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in pan, and then gently remove from pans onto a wire rack. Cool completely.
  4. Slice each cake in half through the centre to give four discs. Gently slice off any doming so the discs are flat. Place a disc onto a turn table or cake stand. Spread cake with some frosting. Repeat, ensuring each disc is sitting evenly on top of the one under it. Frost top and whole cake with more vanilla frosting in a thin crumb coat. Chill. Frost whole cake again more generously. With some remaining frosting, using the back of a teaspoon, make some flicks or brushstrokes along the base of the cake. You don’t have to go the whole way around, just do the front if you prefer.
  5. Divide half of each of the remaining two tubs of frosting into four bowls. Add 2 drops of gel colour to each bowl. Mix well. Add an extra drop for a more intense colour. If you are working in a warm environment, chill these.
  6. To create petals, allow a teaspoon for each bowl of coloured frosting. Place some frosting on the back of the teaspoon and spoon onto the cake like a brush stroke. Repeat in choice of design around the sides and top, leaving some white frosting for contrast.