I was pretty stinkin’ excited about this cake! I’ve made rainbow cupcakes before, and they turned out wonderfully. But I thought it might be more difficult to layer the colors in a normal cake, and I was really worried that the colors might bleed a little after the addition of the sweetened condensed milk. But not so!
This cake is wonderfully EASY to make, and the colors stand out beautifully! I topped mine with Golden Oreos, because I really wanted to incorporate something “gold” to give it even more of a St. Patrick’s Day feel. But you could totally top it with anything you can think of! Maybe Rainbow Sprinkles for a Rainbow themed party? Or white chocolate curls could make it a little more… grown up (plus delicious)? Or if you can get your hands on some really great edible golden flecks, that would be just gorgeous.
Or maybe top it with chocolate gold coins for a St. Patty’s day party, that would be really impressive too.
I also think this would be pretty awesome for a team party– just use team colors, so it’s like a tye-dye cake. Seriously, the possibilities are endless. And it’s SO SIMPLE! Plus, everyone loves a good Poke Cake, so make sure to whip this up the night before your next party!
Notes about this recipe:
This recipe is usually made by baking the cake in a 9×13 pan. I wanted the colors to be stacked really well, so I went with a 9×9 pan. It should work either way, but you may not get all of the colors in one slice if you use a larger baking dish.
Rainbow Treats from Friends: