Rainbow Polka Dot Cake

A whimsical "surprise-inside" cake with pastel rainbow polka dots and soft watercolour frosting.

Rainbow Polka Dot Cake

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  The recipes you can typically expect on this blog range from rustic to classic to playful.  Sometimes the desserts are left au naturel while others are adorned with sprinkles, candy-coated decorations, and lots of color.  What seemed to be lacking in recent months/years was something in the RAINBOW category!  In honor of little green leprechauns chasing after pots of gold, I'm excited to share my own rainbow treat.

Rainbow Polka Dot Cake

On the outside, this fairly unassuming layer cake is cute and slightly dressed up already with a few piped details and swoosh of my favorite ocean blue.  Had I shared this image first, then you would have had no idea what secrets are hidden inside.  As it is here, this cake looks like what you can typically expect from me here on Style Sweet CA.  But, BAMM!!  One slice reveals an entire party inside!!

Is it just me or are rainbows and unicorns having a moment right now?  I swear I see this adorable unicorn cake pop up on my news feed at least a dozen times a week.  For me, I try to embrace the latest trends, but only when they are a natural fit.  This polka dot cake really seemed to fit the bill and was a fun way to interject a pop of "rainbow" into one of my cakes for spring.

Rainbow Polka Dot Cake
Rainbow Polka Dot Cake
Rainbow Polka Dot Cake

To be honest, pinning down this recipe did take some major trial and error.  In order to keep the polka dots floating within each layer and appear seemingly random yet abundant, I needed to create a ton of mini cake balls.  The base batter had to thick enough to suspend the cake balls as well.  In the end, I rolled the polka dots cake bites into balls about the size of a grape – and a lot of them, at that.

You can find the entire recipe and assembly method here at Dairyland.ca

 

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