Rainbow Cake: First Week Back At School

22 Jan

Please excuse my lack of posts but I just started school this week so my baking is taking a backseat at the moment.

Rainbow cake. It’s the easiest way to get people to believe you’re an amazing baker, without actually putting that much effort in. I’ve made rainbow cakes a few times and although it looks complicated, it is so simple. It’s perfect for a two layer birthday cake or can make about twenty-four cupcakes. Usually I use lemon icing (a tiny bit of lemon juice and icing sugar), but this time I used Swiss meringue butter cream. The butter cream was pretty disappointing and if I’m honest rather gross, so I’m not even going to give you the link. Besides that minor flaw, it was just what I felt like after my first week back at school.

You can pretty much use any plain cake mixture for rainbow cake. This is the recipe I use for mine:

Fairy Cupcakes: makes one double-layer sponge cake or 24 cupcakes.

  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 125 g butter
  • 1 cup milk

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Beat the egg whites until stiff, add the yolks and vanilla, continue beating. Add sugar and beat until creamy and light. Fold in the flour by hand. Bring the milk and butter to the boil. sprinkle baking powder over the cake mixture and pour the hot milk mixture on top. Fold in and mix well. This recipe is from “Micklefield Recipe Book”

Now for the fun part. You can choose any combination of colours to colour your rainbow cakes. For my cake I chose 6 colours, red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. Divide the cake mixture into 6 different bowls. Add the food colouring to each bowl until you get the colours you want. I chose red, orange and yellow for my bottom layer and green, blue and purple for my top layer. Pour the cake mixture into greased cake tins and bake for 15- 20 minutes.

Want a closer look?

A perfect way to start the weekend!


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