I have a confession to make. OK so turns out I actually have a lot of those! This one though is a little sad, unlike my dark chocolate addiction. I have a sometimes debilitating need to watch cake decorating videos on Instagram and YouTube. (Sssshhhhh don’t tell my hubby! We don’t have a lot of internet download!!!) My favourite of course have anything to do with colours and well, unicorns. (I’ve just gotten more pathetic in your eyes haven’t I?) Now I don’t actually need an excuse to make a cake but when my sisters birthday rolled around this year I knew I had to try my hand at one. So I came up with my own version of a fantastic and Gluten Free Rainbow Cake!
I don’t know about you, but I think those brightly hued rainbow layered cakes have been kind of done to death. I mean yes, they’re awesome! But for my colour obsessed sister I wanted to make something gorgeous and simple. Something pretty but still totally acceptable for a *ahem* 28 year old. (Sorry Sis!) Plus she had one of those layer cakes last year. So I set about deciding how I was going to make it happen. I wanted a simple exterior that hid the gorgeousness that laid within. Until you cut it of course! Plus I needed an excuse to use sprinkles! Like lots and lots of sprinkles!
Life Is Better With Sprinkles
But you didn’t really need to hear that from me. You knew it already! Sprinkles are the fabulously coloured, extra good bits in life. Like finding an extra big glob of caramel or piece of cookie in your ice cream. Or receiving flowers from a friend unexpectedly for no reason at all. They simple add joy to the most average of days. Hmmm, I may like sprinkles a lot huh?!
But you see, it’s hard to find really good gluten free sprinkles that don’t come with that dreaded “may contain” statement. That’s why I may have had a moment when I discovered the holy grail of sprinkles in the online shop at Sucre Sprinkles. Yes, it was hard to control myself. Even now! I have a browser tab open to her shop just dreaming of what sprinkles I’m going to buy next and what I’ll do with them. So I knew I just had to incorporate some wildly coloured, sprinkly goodness into my sisters cake.
Can A Gluten Free Rainbow Cake Taste As Good As It Looks?
Simply put. Hell yes it can! The great thing about this cake is that you can easily use whatever gluten free cake recipe you like, as long as it’s batter is white. For this cake I turned to my go-to gluten free vanilla cake recipe that I luckily found sometime ago. You can find the recipe here. But if you’re after something simpler, that requires less fiddly flours but still want it to taste awesome? Then give my Gluten Free White Chocolate Mud Cake a go. It’s not overly sweet flavours will work beautifully with the pastel colours.
The best part about whipping up a gluten free rainbow cake is that it’s actually really simple. Honestly! All you have to do is make up your cake batter and separate it into smaller bowls. Add some different coloured food dyes to them and then blob them into your cake tins. How simple!! Though I will admit my slight OCD tendencies may have annoyed the hell out of me whilst attempting to place my coloured blobs randomly. Let’s hope you don’t have the same problem.
Overall it’s a really simple cake! Check out the steps below to recreate your own gluten free rainbow cake for… well, no reason at all! Who honestly needs an excuse to eat cake anyway! Be sure to tag me in your own rainbow hued experiments over on Instagram as well! Use #champagneandgumbootsbakes and I’ll pick a few to repost on my page!Today I ate a cupcake without sprinkles.... diets are hard!Click To Tweet