Pot of Gold Rainbow Surprise Cake


10 servings

  • 1 store-bought white cake mix plus ingredients listed on back of box Wilton Color Right Food Gels is Red, Orange, Yellow and BlueDouble batch of Super Simple Vanilla Frosting
  • Double batch of Super Simple Vanilla Frosting
  • 2 cups Golden M&Ms Candies
  • 20 oz Rainbow Nonpariels or other multicolored sprinkles
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray baking pans with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Prepare cake mix according to package instructions.
  3. Divide cake mix evenly between 5 small bowls or large ramekins. Dye each bowl of batter as follows: Red: 12 drops red food gel, Orange: 5 drops orange food gel, 5 drops yellow food gel, 1 drop red food gel, Yellow: 5 drops yellow, 1 drop orange, Green: 5 drops yellow, 1 drop blue, Blue: 10 drops blue
  4. Pour each bowl of cake batter into a separate cake pan. Place cakes in oven on center rack. Bake 15 minutes, rotating pans halfway through cooking time.
  5. Remove pans from oven and allow cakes to cool completely.
  6. Using a 3-inch biscuit cutter, cut a circle from the center of the yellow, green and blue cakes.
  7. Use frosting to stack the the blue, green and yellow cakes together on a cake circle. Fill the hole in the center of the cakes with M&Ms. Add remaining two layers of cake and frost cake completely.
  8. Allow cake to chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  9. Place sprinkles in a large, rimmed baking sheet. Place chilled, frosted cake in the center of the pan. Using your hands or a spoon, spread sprinkles evenly over the top and sides of the cake until completely coated in sprinkles.