End-of-the-Rainbow Cake Recipe

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This pretty cake can be served with foil-wrapped chocolate coins to represent the elusive pot of gold.—Ndara Pike, Tempe, Arizona
Recommended: 13 Fun Rainbow Treats
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 3/4 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/3 cups milk
  • Frosting of your choice
  • Foil-covered chocolate coins, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 326 calories, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 321mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a bowl, cream shortening and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extracts. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Pour into two greased and floured 8-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Frost between layers and top and sides of cake. Decorate with chocolate coins if desired. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as End-Of-The-Rainbow Cake in Taste of Home April/May 2000, p19

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