Rainbow Citrus Cake Recipe

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Rainbow Citrus Cake
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 9-inch pans. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing until each egg is incorporated; stir in the vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the milk. Divide batter into 3 bowls.
  3. In the first bowl, stir in lemon zest and yellow food coloring; pour into prepared pan. In the second bowl, stir in orange zest and orange food coloring; pour into second prepared pan. In the last bowl, stir in the lime zest and green food coloring; pour into third prepared pan.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of each cake layer comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.
  5. Assemble the cake: stack the layers together with the Lemon Filling in between the layers. Frost sides and top with Orange Cream Frosting. Refrigerate until serving.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 4570.97 Kcal (19138 kJ)
Calories from fat 1588.02 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 176.45g 271%
Cholesterol 665.38mg 222%
Sodium 2791.93mg 116%
Potassium 4310.32mg 92%
Total Carbs 668.88g 223%
Sugars 307.77g 1231%
Dietary Fiber 19.31g 77%
Protein 81.92g 164%
Vitamin C 144.3mg 241%
Iron 10.1mg 56%
Calcium 1811.8mg 181%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 264.24 Kcal (1106 kJ)
Calories from fat 91.8 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.2g 271%
Cholesterol 38.46mg 222%
Sodium 161.4mg 116%
Potassium 249.17mg 92%
Total Carbs 38.67g 223%
Sugars 17.79g 1231%
Dietary Fiber 1.12g 77%
Protein 4.74g 164%
Vitamin C 8.3mg 241%
Iron 0.6mg 56%
Calcium 104.7mg 181%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 105.3
  • 124

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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