Rainbow Cake


Me: What do you want for your third birthday

3yo: I want rainbow cake and Olaf

We will have to wait till next winter for Olaf, but the cake is the easy part (at least that’s what I told). I created a 5 layer cake with different colours and iced it mascarpone cheese. I then sprinkled 100s & 1000s on it and TA-DA! A beautiful colourful cake that you will fall in love with 🙂

I have adapted the recipe from BBC Good Food, but made a 5 layer cake instead of 6 in the original recipe. The cake was perfect and my daughter absolutely loved it.

 

 

Ingredients:

For the cake:

Butter – 375 grams, at room temprature
Plain flour – 675 grams
Castor sugar – 450 grams
Eggs – 9, medium sized
Baking powder – 3 tsp
Salt – 1 tsp
Vanilla extract – 3 tsp
Food colour of your choice (I used red, yellow, blue, dark & light green)

For the icing:

Mascarpone cheese – 750 grams
Icing sugar – 350 grams
Vanilla extract – 1 tsp

Method:

  1. Preheat oven at 180 degree C. Grease and line 5 X 20cm round baking tin
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine together all the cake ingredients together except for the food colour. Beat with an electric whisk until smooth
  3. Divide the batter into 5 equal parts. Add food colour of your choice to each part. Keep adding few drops of colour and mix well until you get the desired colour
  4. Pour the coloured batter into lined tins
  5. Bake on the same shelf of the oven until skewer inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean
  6. Gently remove on a wire rack and cool completely
  7. To make the icing, beat mascarpone cheese and vanilla extract together until smooth
  8. Add icing sugar and combine gently. Don’t overwork the icing , else it will get runny and increase the chance of splitting
  9. Smear a little icing on the cake stand or plate (to avoid the cake from slipping)
  10. Place the first layer and spread some icing all over. Repeat with all the layers
  11. Put the remaining icing on the sides and top of the cake and spread evenly
  12. Add colourful sprinkles on top and sides
  13. Perfect rainbow cake is ready for the party

 

The batter ready for baking

The batter ready for baking

 

These beauties in the oven

These beauties in the oven

 

Baked and ready for icing

Baked and ready for icing

 

A slice of heaven

A slice of heaven

 

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