Rainbow Vodka Cake

Photos by Jeff McSweeney

Photos by Jeff McSweeney

Baking with Booze
by Nicole Watts

For each layer of cake, take one box of white cake mix and substitute a flavored vodka for the water. Follow the rest of the directions on the cake mix. Then add food coloring to each mix.

I used approximately 1 ½ cups of batter for each layer and baked each in a greased 8” round cake pan. I baked each layer for 15 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Once the layers were cooled, I leveled them and stacked using cool whip in between the layers. Once the cake is assembled, it should be refrigerated until ready to serve.

For this cake, I went with a slightly muted Roy G Biv color scheme. It is a house rule that it can’t be considered a rainbow cake unless there are 7 layers. 

The color-flavors combinations I used were

Red – Cherry

Orange – Orange

Yellow – Pineapple

Green – Lime

Blue – Raspberry

Indigo – Coconut

Violet – Grape

Be prepared to make either a second 7 layer cake or 7 dozen cupcakes or 14 dozen mini-cupcakes (or some combination of the 3) if you make all 7 cake mixes. I did try to make a tie dye cake afterwards. The colors turned out great, but the flavors were too mixed up for my taste.