Eggless Rainbow Cake Recipe

Eggless Rainbow Cake Recipe

Give wings to your imagination of colours. Go creative on this eggless rainbow cake recipe with a pattern of colours you like, and it will amaze you with beautiful popping colours of the rainbow!

About the recipe

My daughter loves rainbows and insisted on making a rainbow cake for a long time. She is the only reason for coming with this idea of an eggless rainbow cake recipe. She does not like eggs, so I prefer making an egg free cake in my kitchen space.

Though this rainbow cake recipe is eggless, still it is soft, moist and fluffy!! It is a simple, easy eggless cake recipe, only a little time-consuming in parting the cake batter and mixing the colour. It is a fun part, so worth it in the end!

Before coming up with this recipe, I spent a lot of time getting the right consistency of the cake. I observed that:

  • If the cake batter is too thin or runny, the colours will mix, and the rainbow cake will look messy.

  • Too thick batter; the colours will stay separated in bunches. The cake may not turn into uniform layers.

  • The perfect consistency should be neither too thick nor too thin so that colours remain to stay in their place.

The best part of this eggless rainbow cake recipe is that the cake would be a little different every time you prepare because of the colours. That is what makes this rainbow cake unique, as you get the cake pattern you could never imagine.

Total surprise at the end!!! Isn’t it make your day???

Do check out if you are interested in more cake recipes like jelly cakes, Christmas tree cakes!

Ingredients for eggless rainbow cake

To make this egg-free rainbow cake recipe, you need the following items:

rainbow cake ingredients
Ingredients for rainbow cake

Dry Ingredients:

  • All-purpose flour – you can easily prepare a soft and moist cake with all-purpose flour.
  • Baking Soda– a pinch is enough. 
  • Baking Powder – raising agent.

Wet Ingredients:

  • Oil – Any cooking oil works best for the recipe. You can take either butter. The choice is yours. 
  • Butter – I find adding a tablespoon of butter makes a vast difference in the taste.
  • Sugar – any sugar goes well. I use brown sugar.
  • Yogurt – full-fat works good as the cake rises very well.
  • Food colour – I use blue, green, yellow, orange and red, or any colours you like.

How to make an eggless rainbow cake?

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Let’s dive in a little more!

  • The first thing should always be to prepare a cake tin with a parchment paper circle at the bottom and grease the sides. Do not skip this step!! I use 8 inch round tin.
  • Combine sugar, oil and yogurt into a mixing bowl, whisk and set it aside. (pic 1)

  • To the other bowl, sift all the dry ingredients, i.e. all-purpose flour, baking soda and baking powder. (pic 2)

  • Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients while stirring to avoid any lump formation. (pic 3)

  • Divide the batter into five equal parts. It goes around 1/3 cup in each bowl.
rainbow cake ingredients
Steps for making cake
  • Next comes the most enjoyable part of this cake recipe, i.e. defining colours for your cake.

  • Add one food colour to each bowl. I use one teaspoon of blue, green, yellow, orange, and red colours and give it a gentle mix. The cake batter is ready for baking. See below the batter pouring technique to the lined cake tin.

(Note: I did not have an orange colour, so I previously mixed half a teaspoon of yellow and half a teaspoon of red to make an orange colour.)

Colours for rainbow cake
Food colours added to the batter

Rainbow colour batter pouring technique

There is not any specific pouring technique. It all depends on your preference of the cake look you want; be it spiral, spider, marble, diamond etc.,

In this recipe, I use one spoonful of colour one at a time in order of blue, green, yellow, orange and red. Using a spoon, I drop the batter in a whirl motion into a lined cake tin. There should be no space left unoccupied on the bottom surface of the cake tin. Spread the batter out a bit with the help of a spoon. It will end up in layering the colours on top of each other, giving a whirl appearance. (images below)

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Rainbow cake batter pouring technique

Once the cake tin is filled with all the colours, press it down slightly with a spatula to give a cake smooth, uniform surface. Don’t worry! The colours will not mix.

You can bake it like this or if you want to be a little more creative, mark some impressions on the top of the cake with a skewer in any pattern you like. I make spiral patterns.

Note:

If you want clean and smooth colour layers of the cake, I recommend skipping this step to creating impressions.

rainbow cake technique-2
Ready for bake!!
  • Bake for 35 minutes at 180 degrees centigrade or till the skewer comes out clean on inserting in the cake.
  • Cool it completely before slicing.
  • Enjoy it, or go ahead with frosting!!
egg-free rainbow cake
Enjoy your creation!!!

Storage

  • Stay fresh for 2-3 days if you keep it refrigerated.
  • If you live in a cold place, it can stay fresh for 3-4 days at room temperature.

Tips n tricks

  • This rainbow cake batter should be of the right consistency for colours to stay in place to get a beautiful cross-section of colours on cutting the cake.

  • Line the cake tin and pour food colours into the bowls before preparing the cake batter. It will save you time.

  • Gently fold the colours to mix well. Do not over mix as this will make a cake little hard.


  • Take care not to leave any space unoccupied on the bottom surface of the tin when you pour the batter into the cake tin as it may result in a crumbled cake.

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Eggless Rainbow cake

Eggless Rainbow Cake Recipe

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Give wings to your imagination of colours. Go creative on this eggless rainbow cake recipe with a pattern of colours you like, and it will amaze you with beautiful popping colours of the rainbow!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Cakes, Dessert
Cuisine Cakes
Servings 8 People/kids
Calories 256 kcal

Equipment

  • Oven
  • Whisk
  • Spautla and spoons
  • Mixing bowls

Ingredients
  

Dry ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Wet ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 3/4 cup yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Colours for rainbow

  • 1 teaspoon yellow colour
  • 1 teaspoon orange colour
  • 1 teaspoon red colour
  • 1 teaspoon green colour
  • 1 teaspoon blue colour

Instructions
 

  • Prepare 8 inch round cake tin with parchment paper circle in the bottom and grease the sides.
  • Combine all the wet ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk well.
  • Sift all the dry ingredients into another bowl.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients in batches while stirring. Whisk to combine well.
  • Divide the batter into five equal parts.
  • Add food colour to the bowls (one colour per bowl). Gently fold until the colour is mixed throughout. You should have one bowl each of yellow, orange, red, blue, and green.
  • Using a spoon, fill the cake tin with each spoonful of colour batter starting from blue, green, yellow and finally red. Gently spread the batter
  • Gently press the batter down with a spatula.
  • Cool the cake completely before unmoulding.
  • This is an optional step to create some markings on the top of the batter to give a marble look using a skewer.
  • Tap 2-3 times to remove any trapped bubbles.
  • Bake for 35 minutes at 180 degrees centigrade or until a skewer comes out clean.
  • Cool completely before slicing.
  • Cake is best served for 2-3 days.

Video

Notes

  • This cake batter should be of the right consistency for colours to stay in place to get a beautiful cross-section of colours on cutting the cake.
  • Line the cake tin and pour food colours into the bowls before preparing the cake batter. It will save you time.
  • Gently fold the colours to mix well. Do not over mix as this will make a cake little hard.
  • Take care not to leave any space unoccupied on the bottom surface of the tin when you pour the batter into the cake tin as it may result in a crumbled cake.
 
 
 
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving  
Calories 254
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.5g 20%
Saturated Fat 2.9g 15%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 65mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 26.2g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0.4g 2%
Total Sugars 14.2g  
Protein 2.9g  
Vitamin D 1mcg 5%
Calcium 58mg 4%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 102mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
 
 
Note: The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and specific brands of ingredients used.
 
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