Rainbow Bit Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

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The kids came home from camp last week and my husband asked if I was going to bake a cake.  I think he secretly wanted one because I had never baked a welcome home cake for them before!  He chose a rainbow bit cake with cream cheese frosting which was a great idea because it is so colorful and happy.

This cake comes from a Betty Crocker cake mix which was easy enough. Finding the Rainbow Bit flavor was a bit harder.  As I made several calls to find a retailer that carried this flavor, I got to wondering about the origin of a rainbow bit cake.

What I found out is that this is basically a funfetti cake in a box.  I had never heard of a funfetti cake before!  It’s a white cake with sprinkles or rainbow chips (made with colored white chocolate bits) baked in. There are many recipes online and one even includes a recipe for making homemade sprinkles, here.

IMG_0135I made the frosting myself because we all love homemade cream cheese frosting.  Of course, you can use store-bought icing as well.

Decorating the iced cake with sprinkles on the top and bottom made sense given the rainbow bits inside.  Going with a bubble gum pink frosting was just fun!

Here’s how I made the cake:

Rainbow Bit Cake
Ingredients:
1 box Betty Crocker Rainbow Bit cake mix
3 eggs
1 cup milk (or water)
1/2 cup vegetable oil

Method:
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Grease and flour 2 nine inch round pans.
Prepare the cake as per the directions on the box.
Bake 25 minutes.
Cool completely.
Use a serrated knife to flatten the tops of the cakes as necessary.
Ice using cream cheese frosting (below), food coloring, and sprinkles.

IMG_0261Cream Cheese Frosting
Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter, softened
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 tsp vanilla
4 cups icing sugar

Method:
Beat butter and cream cheese.
Add vanilla.
Add icing sugar gradually.

Let me know if you try this easy and deliciously moist cake!

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