This No-Bake Rainbow Unicorn Cake Is Perfect For Summer Birthday Parties

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Unicorn cakes are all the rage right now, because whether you are turning 6, 16 or 60 years old, nothing makes your birthday more special than a mystical horse-like creature.

Now it’s even easier to bring unicorn magic into special occasions, thanks to this no-bake rainbow unicorn cake.

This cake is so simple, delicious and Instagram-worthy, you’ll be reaching for the recipe anytime you have a summer celebration on your calendar.

There are a few different approaches you can take with a no-bake unicorn “poop” cake. At Momdot, the cake is made with cream cheese and a graham cracker crust.


Pink, purple, blue and orange gel food dyes are used, along with candy melts to help create those gorgeous rainbow hues.

The candy melts are drizzled on top, and they harden to create a crunchy, pretty topping for your cake.

The cake is then covered with unicorn sprinkles (we like this unicorn sprinkle mix from Amazon).


This cake does not need to bake, which makes it perfect for these hot summer months. Instead, it just chills in the fridge for at least two hours, which means you can make it the night before a party as well.

Over at Almost Supermom, a similar no-bake recipe is used, but the process is simplified thanks to some Unicorn Magic Snack Pack Pudding Cups.

Chocolate sandwich cookies are used for the base of the cake in place of graham crackers, but you can use whatever cookies you have on hand.

Almost Supermom

The use of the pudding cups means this recipe is a breeze to make, as it will save you time and stress when it comes to the food-coloring process.

Or try this recipe from Jeannette Donnarumma. She uses a store-bought pound cake (you can usually find these in the produce section by the fresh fruit), and then adds in sorbets in a variety of colors and flavors to help achieve the rainbow unicorn effect.

Jeanette Donnarumma

Sugar cones create the illusion of unicorn horns, and of course, it wouldn’t be complete without sprinkles!