Tender green velvet cake layers with a rainbow vanilla buttercream, and a special surprise inside.
Got started on my St. Patrick’s Day cakes a little early this year and had so much fun making this Green Velvet Rainbow Cake – especially since I put a little surprise in the center for my kids.
For the cake, I adapted the Sweetapolita Red Velvet Cake I loved last year for Valentine’s Day. I omitted the red velvet emulsion, used green food gel and altered just a few other things here and there. I’ll have to admit, a green cake is a little strange to get used to (visually), but I do love the deep green color and it tastes just like a red velvet cake.
The best part of the cake is what’s inside. I decided to put a little gold at the end of this rainbow cake. I used 4-inch cookie cutters to cut out the centers from two of the cake layers. I then left two cake layers, the one for the bottom and the one for the top, completely whole, and filled the center with chocolate coins as I stacked the cake.
I loved cutting into this cake, probably more than the kids. It was so fun to see their reactions. Their eyes were glued to the cake as I cut, and they couldn’t hold their hands back as soon as they saw the coins fall out. Westin even told me, “Mom, that was really cool. I wasn’t expecting that!” Yes! Mom win!
Hope you enjoy this as much as we did!
Stay tuned for two more fun St. Patrick’s Day cakes!