The rainbow cake is a brilliant creation with multi-coloured layers, and if there was a beauty pageant for cakes, the rainbow cake would win hands-down.
Whether you like it or not, this is one cake that will steal the show at a party or draw the crowd to a cafe. We have a simple and easy rainbow cake recipe for those who want to try baking it at home. But for the rest of us who are more talented at eating than baking, here is a list of cafes that serve rainbow cake in Singapore.
DEAN & DELUCA
One of the top sellers at Dean & Deluca is its Rainbow Cake (S$9). The pastry chef uses six different fruit extracts – strawberry, orange, lemon, green apple, blueberry and grape – to give the cake its brilliant rainbow colours.
#04-23/24 Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road
Tel: +65 6509 7708
Mon to Fri: 11am – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 10am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Somerset
FRESH FRUITS LAB
No fruits in Fresh Fruits Lab’s version of Rainbow Cake (S$7), but it is a lovely sweet treat that we’d do anytime. Nothing overly sweet, and the cake is soft enough for our liking. Complete with colourful sprinkles, this is your best bet when you are in the East!
351 Changi Road
Tel: +65 6677 6741
Tue to Thu, & Sun: 11am – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 11am – 12midnight
Nearest Station: Eunos/Kembangan
LE CHOCOLAT CAFE
This pretty white cafe at The Club Hotel at Ann Siang Hill serves quite possibly one of the prettiest renditions of the rainbow cake (S$7++), with chocolate sauce dripping all over the colourful cake.
The Club Hotel, 28 Ann Siang Hill
Tel: +65 6808 2184
Daily: 7am – 8pm
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar
LYNN’S CAKES & COFFEE
Lynn’s Cakes & Coffee at Eng Kong Terrace – just a few units down from Necessary Provisions – is a nice dessert place to check out. It is a clean and quaint little cafe where you can expect sweet treats like carrot cake, red velvet cake, chocolate cake and the gorgeous rainbow cake that are freshly baked on-site.
11 Eng Kong Terrace
Tel: +65 6314 2886
Tue to Thu: 11am – 7pm
Fri, Sat & Eve of PH: 11am – 9pm
Sun & PH: 11am – 8pm
Nearest Station: Clementi
Much has been said about how MEDZS has a similar concept to Marche, but if we could only mention one differentiation, it would be the sliced rainbow cake (S$6.90++) from the dessert section.
#01-46/47/55/56, Millenia Walk
9 Raffles Boulevard
Tel: +65 6337 7507
Sun to Thu: 11.30am – 12 midnight
Fri & Sat: 11.30am – 1am
Nearest Station: Promenade
NOM BISTRO & BAKERY
Sick of the usual rainbow cakes? Head to Nom Bistro & Bakery at Macpherson Community Club. It offers three different versions of the rainbow cake (S$7.90) – salted caramel buttercream, chocolate ganache, and oreo buttercream.
Level 1, Macpherson Community Club
400 Paya Lebar Way
Tel: +65 6747 3839
Daily: 11am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Macpherson/Paya Lebar
The Coffee Daily is well-loved for several reasons: the cafe serves a pretty good cup of coffee, the staff are always friendly and welcoming, a cosy spot to chill out with friends, and it also serves a variety of desserts, including the highly popular rainbow cake (S$10 Nett).
If you are planning to go there, do note that the rainbow cake usually sells out as early as 3pm, so do give them a call to check on the availability before heading down.
75 Brighton Crescent
Tel: +65 6284 8894
Mon to Thu: 12pm – 10.30pm
Fri: 12pm – 11.30pm
Sat: 9.30am – 11.30pm
Sun: 9.30am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Serangoon
W39 BISTRO & BAKERY
W39 Bistro & Bakery has only been around for a short while, but despite its rather inaccessible location, it has won themselves a loyal following among people staying in the west of Singapore. With pretty cakes, decent coffee, free wifi, and a variety of good magazines, it is not difficult to understand why its popularity. Among its selection of cakes, the show-stopper is definitely the rainbow cake. If you need any more convincing to travel all the way to West Coast, W39 Bistro has a value-for-money afternoon tea set – order any 2 cakes and 2 drinks for S$19 (available from Tue to Fri 3pm – 6pm).
Also read our recipe on how to make a rainbow cake.