Gay Pride Cake

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You know love wins and equality is awesome. Celebrate with this simple, colorful cake, bursting with pride.

  • Author: Emily Dick
  • Prep Time: 45
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2-layer 9-inch cake 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Units Scale
  • 1 box funfetti cake mix plus ingredients required on box
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Purple gel food coloring
  • M&M's colors separated
  • Blue sugar or sprinkles


  1. To assemble this cake, start out by making your funfetti cake layers according to package directions. Allow your cake layers to cool completely.
  2. To make your frosting, beat together butter and cream cheese in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Slowly beat in the powdered sugar, then crank up the mixer to medium for a minute or so to smooth everything out. Mix in the vanilla extract.
  3. Pull out about a quarter cup of the frosting and dye it purple with the gel food coloring. Why? Because there are no purple M&Ms.
  4. Frost your cake all over with your cream cheese frosting like you would any layer cake. Put your purple frosting in a piping bag with a round tip and pipe a border of pretty purple dots all the way around the bottom edge of your cake.
  5. Next make a ring of blue, green, yellow, orange, and red M&Ms all the way around your cake.
  6. Finally, use wax paper to cut out an equal sign template. I recommend making your template big enough to cover the whole top of the cake, so you don't get stray sprinkles like we did. Sprinkle your blue sugar or sprinkles over your template, then gently lift it away.
  7. Slice and celebrate love!


  • If your working in a warm kitchen, you may need to stash your frosting, then later your frosted cake, in the fridge for 15 minutes to make sure things don't get too soft and melty. It will take longer, but you'll have much better results.
  • DO NOT put your M&Ms in the fridge before separating. They'll be sticky and the color will rub off on your hands.
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