when we visited my nanna and grandad when we were little my nanna would sometimes make us a rainbow cake.
i think it is the only type of cake i can ever remember her baking.
it was a special cake, reserved for children’s birthdays only, and i loved that cake.
nanna’s rainbow cake was three layers of sponge: chocolate, strawberry and vanilla
held together with vanilla-ry whipped cream.
i think it was extra special because we didn’t see my nanna all that often –
we were country kids and nanna lived in the city –
but i have such fond memories of rainbow cake.
last week it was my birthday so in honour of my nanna
i decided i would make my own rainbow cake.
mine turned out a little more colourful than the original –
5 layers of vanilla cake stuck together with a generous slick of vanilla buttercream.
i have to say, i was pretty pleased with the result.
it was sunny and delicious.