Monday, 5 November 2012

Let's bake! Rainbow cake

Today is the 5th November which, of course, means the start of the ATP World Tour Finals (vamos, Murray!)  it's bonfire night. I love fireworks. There's something magical about bright exploding colours forming pretty patterns against the black of the night sky. Yet my village is not embracing the occasion this year and therefore I will not be seeing any fireworks displays. Instead I will have to make do with the closest best thing...a rainbow cake. Below is the recipe in case you want to try it yourself.

225g butter
225g caster sugar
4 eggs
175g self- raising flour
food colouring
75g butter
175g icing sugar
coco powder
white chocolate

  • Preheat the oven to 190 degrees
  • Cream together the 225g of butter and caster sugar until light and fluffy
  • Beat in the eggs and then fold in the flour.
  • Divide the mixture into bowls, the number depending on how many colours you are going to use, and then mix the food colouring into those bowls. 
  • Spoon the mixtures into cake tins. Do two spoonfuls of one colour and then another et cetera to create the multi-coloured effect. 
  • Place in the oven. The recipe I followed told me it would take about 25 minutes but mine took more like 40 so just keep it in till it's ready (helpful) 
  • For the buttercream, cream the butter and sugar together and then combine the coco powder. I put a few spoonfuls in the middle of the two layers and then the rest I used to cover the top and sides. 
  • Grate the white chocolate on top.


  1. Looks delicious, thanks for sharing!

    XO Jules

  2. this looks soooo yummy. I've tried this before but it's safe to say yours totally beats mine!

  3. nice!

    i love baking. will try your recipe :)


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  4. i've tried so many times to try and make this cake so many times, and i've failed. Love it.
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  5. omg that looks so cool, i'll definitely have to try and make that!

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