White Cake Recipe and a My Litle Pony Rainbow Dash Rainbow Cake

by Jennifer Wieland
My Little Pony Rainbow Dash Rainbow Cake

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As I said in my post yesterday, my daughter got cupcakes on her birthday and a cake for her party. For her cake she just had to have a My Little Pony Rainbow Dash cake. It was all she talked about to me as she knew I would be making her cake. So, about a month ago I started thinking about this cake and what i was going to do. After a couple of days I settled on my plan.

I decided to make the inside of the cake a rainbow. Each layer of the cake would be one of the colors of a rainbow and there would be six layers in all. I also decided that I would tint the frosting a sky blue for the outside of the cake and at the bottom of the cake I would pipe white buttercream into puffs to look like clouds. I figured I would add Rainbow Dash to the top and pipe some more “cloud” around her legs. All in all, I think it came out really cute and all of the kids loved it.

My Little Pony Rainbow Dash Rainbow Cake

When I decided to make the cake I realized something. I have never posted a basic white cake recipe on the blog before. I knew this needed to be rectified. I also knew that I would have to use a white cake as you don’t want the food coloring altered by adding it to a yellow or some other cake.

White Cake
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Ingredients
  1. 2 c. all-purpose flour
  2. 1 tbsp. baking powder
  3. 1 tsp. salt
  4. 1 1/4 c. sugar
  5. 1/2 c. butter, softened
  6. 1 c. milk
  7. 1 tsp. vanilla
  8. 3 lrg. egg whites
  9. food coloring if you want to color
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350° and spray cake pans with baking spray.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment add the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Stir to combine on low speed. Add the butter, milk and vanilla and stir until combined. Add the egg whites and mix on low until combined and then increase speed to medium and mix for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Evenly distribute between pans. For two 9' cake pans bake for 30-35 minutes. Remove from oven and then let cool for 10-15 minutes and then turn out onto a wire rack and finish cooling.
Notes
  1. To make the rainbow cake I doubled the white cake recipe. I then measured out about two cups of cake batter into six bowls. I used food coloring to color each one and then baked each color in a 9" round cake pan for 14-16 minutes. I let it cool about 10 minutes and then turned the cakes out to cool on a wire rack before decorating.
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Jennifer is a mom to 5 boys, 1 girl and 1 husband. Her kids range in age from 4-20 so things are always crazy with everything from preschool, to autism, to college. She tries to bake, craft and blog her way through all of the craziness that life throws her way.

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12 Responses to “White Cake Recipe and a My Litle Pony Rainbow Dash Rainbow Cake”

  1. Katy Rawson says:

    That’s adorable! I bought a rainbow cake for my daughter’s birthday last year. I’ll have to try my hand at making one for her soon. She’d go nuts for it.
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  2. Jacklynn says:

    I can NEVER get my homemade cakes to turn out right so I’m always looking for new recipes for it. Looks like I have a new one to try :)
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  3. robyn says:

    What an adorable idea for a cake! My baby sister loves My Little Pony and I bet she would really like a cake like this at her birthday!
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  4. Julie says:

    Rainbow Dash! My two-year old is a total Brony (although at that age, I guess he can just be a regular old fan since he’s in their target demographic) and he’s a big Twilight Sparkle fan. I just like hearing him try to say “Twilight Sparkle” in his little two-year old babble. :)
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  5. Nikki says:

    That cake is adorable. I feel like I have to try the rainbow cake idea. I keep seeing it pop up everywhere.
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  6. This is so clever! Adorable!

  7. Karen says:

    That cake is so creative. I know your daughter loved it.
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  8. Alison says:

    Oh this awesome! My 4 year old son would love to have this cake! He’s a huge My Little Pony fan. Maybe I’ll surprise him for his birthday next Sept. :)
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  9. Jessica says:

    Thanks for posting this, my daughter wants a rainbow (mlp) cake for her party too (this Saturday).
    How far in advance can I make this?
    Would it stay out on the counter or need to be in the fridge?
    I can cook but baking is so not my forte :/

    • Jennifer says:

      As long as you use a buttercream frosting then it can stay out. Any cream cheese or whipped cream frostings would need refrigeration. I usually use buttercream for birthday cakes for this reason and make them the day before the party then so I can focus on other things the day of the party. If you are worried that the cake may dry out, make a simple syrup and brush the tops of the layers with it before frosting. That’s what they do for wedding cakes. You could always make the cake days early and freeze too. Hope that helps. :)

  10. […] white cake recipe I used can be found here and the frosting recipe here minus the vanilla […]

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