Pride rainbow cake
Waitrose and Partners

Pride rainbow cake

John Whaite says he's honoured to be celebrating Pride with this rainbow cake recipe. "Pride is a deeply important period for me, along with so many members of the LGBTQIA+ community and its allies. This cake is a colourful celebration of the beautiful diversity in the world, and it also serves as a crucial reminder of the queer folk thoughout history, who suffered at the hands of others because of their sexuality – people like Alan Turing. It s a reminder that our new-found liberty must be protected at all costs."

    • Serves18
    • CourseCake
    • Prepare2 hrs
    • Cook1 hr
    • Total time3 hrs
    • Pluscooling and chilling


    • 450g Homepride Unsalted Baking Spread
    • 600g caster sugar
    • 8 British Blacktail Free Range Large Eggs
    • 700g self-raising flour
    • 1 tsp fine salt
    • 500g buttermilk
    • 1 pack Cake Décor Rainbow Cake Colours

    For the Italian meringue buttercream

    • 320g Clarence Court Simply Egg White
    • 1 tsp cream of tartar
    • 600g caster sugar
    • 750g unsalted butter, at room temperature
    • 1 tsp fine salt
    • 1 vanilla pod, split lengthways and seeds scraped out
    • 1 tub Cake Décor Rainbow Sprinkles, to decorate
    • 100g Guittard Extra Dark 63% Chocolate Baking Chips, to decorate
    • 1 tbsp sunflower oil, to decorate
    • Cooks’ Ingredients Gold Lustre Spray, to decorate