I’ve heard from other parents that the rainbow cake can be a nightmare – too much cake. If you slice it thin so it’s a reasonable amount of cake, it falls apart, if you split the layers so each kid gets 2 or 3, kids complain they didn’t get the colors they wanted. Then you have this awkwardly tall leftover cake hanging around. Well, the state of Maryland has a solution for you. I baked a rainbow cake, Smith Island Style (with white chocolate icing) and it worked on 8 levels.
A family recipe – Bunten Stuten appears to mean Colourful (sweet) Bread, similar recipes in English are called Fruit Bread. I don’t know how true this is to Bunten Stuten in Germany, instead of yeast, baking soda is used to leaven. This was a Christmas breakfast tradition growing up in our house. As I’m not a fan of raisins, I’ve swapped them for glace cherries and candied ginger.