St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Bunt Cake

St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Bunt Cake Recipe

Baking with Kids

My daughter was learning about rainbows at school and wanted to make a rainbow cake.  Since, St. Patrick’s Day was right around the corner, I thought it would be the perfect time to experiment with a new recipe.  I saw a similar rainbow bunt cake recipe on Facebook.  I thought I add some of my own personal touches and make it with my daughter.

This St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Bunt Cake come out perfect! My daughter had a great time baking and it was a great way to spend some quality time together. Check out the recipe here. If you want to learn more about St. Patrick’s Day check out these Saint Patrick’s Day Facts and Leprechaun Facts for Kids

The rainbow bunt cake came out great.  I let me daughter do most of the mixing and decorating.  She had a blast mixing all the colors. I love baking with her.  It is a good way for us to spend quality time together. This is a great recipe for not only St. Patrick’s Day, but for Spring in general.  Follow the step-by-step directions below to make your very own rainbow bunt cake.

Little Girl baking a cake

Ingredients:  1 vanilla cake mix, red, blue, green, yellow food coloring, Cool Whip (let the Cool Whip thaw out in the refrigerator), 1 box of Jell-O pistachio instant pudding mix, 1 box of Jell-O vanilla pudding mix, green sprinkles


Step 1:  The first thing that you are going to do it make the cake mix according to the package.  I always add 1 box Jell-O instant vanilla pudding to the mix.  It makes the cake come out very moist.

Step 2: Once the cake batter is complete, you are going to pour the mixture evenly into 4 bowls.  My daughter wanted to help with this she we lost about 1/4 of our mixture.  It landed everywhere but in the bowl.

Step 3: Add a little bit of food coloring to each bowl.  Start off with only a couple of drops.  You can always add more, but you cannot take away.  I suggest the adult add the food coloring.  It can stain your hands for a little while.

St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Bunt Cake

Step 4:  Mix until the food coloring is well blended.  This is important.  You want the color to be even.  In the picture below the red looks a little orange.  In person it took on a pinkish color.  I never seem to get a bright red right however, when it was cooked it looked more like red.

St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Bunt Cake

Step 5:  My daughter loved this part.  You want to add each color to the bunt pan.  If you want to have the colors in the order of the rainbow do it in this order: Red, Yellow, Green, Blue.  I messed this part up and started with the blue first.  Then I realized that you flip the bunt pan over and blue would be on top, but help my daughter liked it, so it worked out.

St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Bunt Cake

Step 6:  Now it’s time to prepare the icing.  This is one of my favorite icing recipes.  It’s much lighter than store bought icing and tastes great.  Take one container of Cool Whip and mix it with 1 package of Jell-O Instant Pistachio Pudding.  Keep mixing until the instant pudding is completely dissolved.

St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Bunt Cake

Step 7:  Once your cake has cooled completely it’s time to decorate.  I let my daughter go to town with the icing and the sprinkles.  She had the best time.

The rainbow cake came out great!  My daughter said it was like eating a rainbow.  If you wanted to see more rainbow themed foods on our site click here