Rainbow Victoria Sponge


Preparation info

  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Birthday Cake Book

The Birthday Cake Book

By Fiona Cairns

Published 2011

  • About

All the fun of the fair! Every single crumb of this cake is really colourful, as I’ve turned the Victoria sponge into a rainbow cake. If you feel you would rather make a plain sponge, simply omit the colouring. The poles and horses need to be made a day or so ahead; stick the horses on to the poles the day before too.


For the Cake

  • 225 g unsalted butter, really soft, diced, plus more for the tins
  • red food colour paste
  • orange food colour paste


To Bake

Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 170°C/350°F/gas mark 4. Butter two 20cm round sandwich tins and line the bases with baking parchment. Have ready six little bowls, six cocktail sticks and six teaspoons, and all the food colour p