rainbow sticky cake

The Rainbow Sticky Cake: Perfect for Sunday Brunch

It’s possible you may end up hating me for showing you how to make this oh-so-delicous, and simple Rainbow Sticky Cake. It’s just a few simple ingredients, but it includes all 5 colors and is sure to be a slam-dunk-hit with your gal pals at your next brunch! Move over boring donuts, the Rainbow Sticky Cake is here!

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Rainbow Sticky Cake Ingredients

There are three components to the cake, the base, the filling and the icing. Between the three of them, we get in all 5 colors in the form of fresh fruits. You can snag these ingredients at any local market in minutes and have your fancy Sunday brunch dessert recipe ready to go!

The Base: Here’s the simple, sneaky part. We’re just using Pillsbury cinnamon rolls. You know, the kind you pop open and pop in the oven for gooey delicous-ness? We’ll that’s how this Rainbow Sticky get’s it’s base on and then we’re just going to turn it up a couple of notches with a few more tangy fruits.

The Filling: We fill the gaps in between the sticky rolls with blueberries and a Greek yogurt, cinnamon, banana blend. Just toss them all in your blender and and pour it over your buns and let it fill the gaps. Or you can keep the blueberries out of the blender and have them floating around the cake like I did.

The Icing: This is the crazy part, it’s like a tangy, tropical delight! We use the icing that came with the rolls and add strawberries and lime juice. It’s Ah-MAZ-ing!

In Summary, here’s your shopping list for the Rainbow Sticky Cake:

That’s it, that’s all you need! Watch this quick video to see how we pull it all together, or follow the instructions below!

Rainbow Sticky Cake Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 and spray a 9″ cake pan with oil.
  2. Crack open your cinnamon rolls and place all 8 in a circle. Let them bake for a bout 5-6 minutes, just to puff up a bit.
  3. Make your filling by adding the bananas, yogurt and cinnamon to your blender or food processor. Blend until combined.
  4. Remove your cake pan, fill the crevices with blueberries and banana filling. Make sure to fill in all the gaps and try not to dump it all in the middle so the buns still bake evenly.
  5. Return to the oven and bake an additional 18-20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes.
  6. While your cake is baking, you can make your icing by adding the strawberries, icing and the lime juice to the blender and blend until well combined.

rainbow sticky cake

Now this cake might not score a 10 on aesthetics, but it will blow your mind in flavor!

What is your favorite way to sneak more color into your sweet treats?

**Thank you Pillsbury for sponsoring today’s conversation!**

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Teresa Marie Howes, BS, CPT, HHP
Teresa Marie is a nutrition expert, fitness enthusiast and health coach. She is backed with a BS in Nutrition, an MBA, a CPT from ACE and 16+ years of experience in the weight loss and wellness space. She is the founder and lead contributor of this site and coaches clients across the globe on how to achieve better health and more happiness by implementing the 4 Universal Diet Truths of her Clean & Colorful Concept.

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