I’m taking a break from the Super Bowl posts to share a recipe I created for Tablespoon.com. I’m sure you’ve seen a rainbow layer cake before and you may have said to yourself, “wow, that’s a lot of food coloring.” Well, I made this cake with all natural coloring. It might sound really odd, but I used beets, carrots, egg yolks, spinach, blueberries, and blackberries to color the cake layers.
I was hesitant to take my first bite of the spinach layer, and was absolutely shocked to find it tasted just like yellow cake. Now I’m not going to lie, not all of the layers taste exactly like yellow cake, the beet layer does have a unique flavor, but it certainly doesn’t taste like beets. When combined with the frosting, it really tastes like a normal cake. The most noticeable flavor variant was the fruit. The blueberry and blackberry layers are extra sweet, which of course, I don’t mind.
See how I made this Naturally Colored Rainbow Layer Cake over at Tablespoon.com.