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Monday, 9 May 2016

Rainbow Cake


Ingredients

·      500g butter, chopped, at room temperature
·      3 cups caster sugar
·      4 teaspoons vanilla essence
·      8 eggs
·      2 1/2 cups self-raising flour, sifted
·      2 1/2 cups plain flour, sifted
·      1 1/2 cups milk
·      Food colouring (red, yellow, blue, green)
·      3 pots (1350g) vanilla ready-to-spread icing (alternatively you could make your own icing, but make sure its quite thick)
·      Rainbow sprinkles

Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease shallow cake tins with spray oil and line the base and sides of the pan with non-stick baking paper.
           
Step 2
Use an electric beater to beat butter, sugar and vanilla in a large bowl until pale and creamy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add half the flour (either plain or self-raising, it doesn’t matter which one) into the mixture and mix well followed by half of the milk, add the rest of the flour and mix, then finally the rest of the milk and mix until well combined.

Step 3
Divide the mixture into eight bowls. In each bowl add a different food colour. Remember when doing this a little goes a long way.
Combining red and yellow making orange, and red and blue making purple.
Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan and use the back of a spoon to smooth the surface.

If you don’t have eight cake tins its fine, you can just put the other bowls of mixture aside whilst they are in the oven and use the tins them again once their finished. Make sure you re-line them once they have come out of the oven.
           
Step 4
Bake in oven for 10 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Set aside in the pan for 10 minutes to cool slightly before turning onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 5
Layer each colour of cake with a thin coat of icing. Finally cover the whole cake in icing and sprinkling the edge with sprinkles. This proved to be the hardest and messiest bit, the best strategy is to get a handful and kind of throw them on the best you can.


I hope you enjoyed the blog and let me know any other blog posts you would like me to do below.
SweetBlur xx

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