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Rainbow Cake for Parshat Noach

In this week’s parsha, the land does bad stuff and is mean to Noach, and Hashem gives them 120 years to do teshuva. Hashem warns Noach that there will be a flood and at the end of the flood, there is a rainbow and that signifies that the flood is over. So this week, we’ll be making a rainbow cake.


  • 2 ½ cups white granulated sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Food coloring—red, yellow, blue, green


1. Preheat oven to 325 F. Generously grease and flour 6, 9-inch cake pans.

2. In a large bowl cream together sugar and butter. Mix in eggs until thoroughly incorporated. Mix in vanilla extract, buttermilk and heavy cream.

3. Mix in half of the flour, baking powder and salt. When mixture is combined, mix in the rest of the flour.

4. Divide the batter into six bowls (about 1 cup of batter per bowl),

5. Add food coloring to each bowl to create a vibrant red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet. (See note on how to make colors.)

6. Pour each colored batter into the prepared pans and spread out into an even layer. (Layers will be thin.)

7. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the center is set. Do not overbake. Keep a close eye on them as some ovens run hotter and these are thin layers.

8. Remove from oven and let cakes cool in the pan until pans are warm enough to touch. Run a spatula around the edges of the pans to loosen the cake and then very carefully remove the cakes from the pans. Place on a cooling rack and cool completely.

9. Place the violet layer down first and frost. Followed by the blue layer, green layer, yellow layer, orange layer and finally the red layer. Slice and serve!

Sarina Ross is a fourth grader at BPY. She loves to cook and bake. She wishes her brother Josh a VERY happy 12th birthday this week!

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