Rainbow Pound Cake Recipe

A sweet and easy recipe for rainbow pound cake. Great enjoyed with a nice hot Tea.


1/3 cup cream cheese
1 cups unsalted butter, at room temperature
3 tsp vanilla extract, divided
6 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup confectioners sugar
3 cups cake flour
pinch of salt
6 tbsp strawberry jam
3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
4-5 drops green food coloring


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a loaf pan

Using a stand mixer with the paddle attachment (or a bowl and a hand mixer) on medium-high speed, cream together cheeses and butter. Add 2 tsp vanilla and beat for 30 seconds.

In a medium bowl sift together the sugars.

While beating add two of the eggs. Scrap down the sides and bottom of the bowl. Add 1 cup sugar mixture. Beat until combined. Add 1 cup flour plus pinch of salt. Beat until combined.

Repeat until all of the eggs, sugars, and flour are used.

Divide the batter between four bowls. In one bowl combine the batter with 6 TBSP strawberry jam. In another bowl combine the batter with the unsweetened cocoa powder, make one green with food coloring And the last bowl combine the remaining 1 tsp vanilla extract to the batter.

Pour the batter into loaf pan in layers starting with half of the vanilla, then half strawberry, then green and chocolate . Keep doing this until all of the batter has been used.

Take a butter knife or wooden skewer and mix the batter together to form swirls in the batter.

Place in oven. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.