Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Rainbow Cake

Heyyyy Everyone, 

I've been baking again! I had a friend to stay a few weeks ago and when we were deciding what to do I suggested baking. Its the perfect thing to do when the weather isn't great! We decided we would experiment a bit and so went for a rainbow cake. The idea of this cake is for it to be at least 6 layers of all different colours, but we didn't want to jump in at the deep end so we went for 3 layers. 

For the Cake
350g plain flour
4 teaspoons baking powder 
3/4 teaspoon salt
4 egg whites
300g caster sugar
170g unsalted butter, softened
350ml milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
six rainbow food colourings (here I used 3 this time)

For the Icing
75g unsalted butter
500g icing sugar, sifted
4 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. As always... wash your hands! 

2. Preheat the oven at 180c and grease your cake tines (dependant on how many layers you are doing, so here I greased 3, next time I'll be adventurous and go for 6!!)

3. sift the flour, baking powder and salt together 

4. In a sperate bowl beat the egg whites until foamy. Then slowly add 100g of the sugar and continue beating until a soft peak forms. 

5. Beat the butter until it is smooth then slowly add the remaining sugar and egg mixture creaming together until fluffy. 

6. Add the sifted ingredients, the milk and the vanilla to your mixture beating until smooth. 

7. Fold in the egg whites till no streaks of egg white remain. 

8. divide the cake mixture evenly into the amount of bowls as colours you re using and add a few drops of food colouring to each bowl. (start with a little food colouring and add more drops for a more vibrant colour)

9. Fill your prepared cake tins with the cake mixture and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. 

10. Whilst the cake is baking and chilling make your icing. First beat the butter until it is fluffy and then gradually add half of the icing sugar whilst eating well.  Slowly beat in the milk and vanilla. Then the remaining sugar. 

11. Once the cake are completely cool place the first layer on a serving plate and cover the top with icing. Add a second layer and repeat until all layers are used. 

12. Decorate it however you like, I've just used a few hundreds and thousands to make it colourful! 

As always send me pictures of your baking on twitter to @EmmaJessica27 

Ciao EmmaJessica <3

1 comment:

  1. This cake reminds me of refreshers! Looks yumm :)

    Bethan || Bethan Lucy