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Rainbow Citrus Cake

Tri-colored cake with a lemon layer, lime layer and an orange layer. The filling is a lemon curd and the frosting is orange.

Rainbow Citrus Cake


  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 5 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup shortening 2 1/4 cups white sugar 4 eggs 1 1/2 cups milk 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest 2 teaspoons grated orange zest 2 teaspoons grated lime zest 2 drops yellow food coloring 2 drops orange food coloring 2 drops green food coloring    


1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour 3 (9 inch) pans. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

2 In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the milk. Divide batter into 3 bowls.

3 In first bowl, stir in lemon zest and yellow food coloring; pour into prepared pan. In second bowl, Stir in orange zest and orange food coloring; pour into second prepared pan. In third bowl Stir in lime zest and green food coloring; pour into third prepared pan.

4 Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.

5 Assemble the cake: Put layers together with Lemon Filling. Frost sides and top with Orange Cream Frosting. Refrigerate until serving.

Comments (1)

sounds really yummy im going to have to try it
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