RAINBOW CAKE!! One of our colleagues Syazana makes an amazing rainbow cake, and we were inspired to make our own too, jelly mould-style. So how does one make a conical cake without actually baking it in the cone?? We decided to be all gung-ho and bake the cake, and then transfer it into the jelly mould, using the buttercream to hold it together.
Here are the ingredients! As you can see, I dressed colour pop-ish appropriately for todays recipe!
(You can double, triple, quadruple the recipe even if you want a bigger cake/more layers!)
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
4 tsp baking powder
1 cup butter
2 cup white sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup milk
1. Add dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking powder) together.
2. Cream the butter and blend in sugar, eggs and vanilla until light and fluffy
3. Add dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix until just blended together.
4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees ( or 175 degrees C).
5. Separate batter into different bowls, depending on how many/thick you want your layers to be. Add whatever food coloring catches your fancy until you get the shade you like! Although seeing as its a rainbow, we would definitely recommend red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple.
Quick digression: How do you remember your rainbow colors? Having gone to a Malay primary school I remember them in the Malay, although using an English sentence! Here it is: Michael Jackson killed his brother in Uruguay, which helps me remember Merah (red), Jingga (orange), Kuning (yellow), Hijau (green), Biru (blue), Indigo and Ungu (purple).
6. Pour batter into tray. You can put them beside one another on the same tray like we did or separate trays!
7. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean!
Aaaand here it is just out of the oven!
1 cup butter
2 1/2 cups icing sugar
1-2 tbsp milk
1. Beat the butter until soft and churny. Add half of the icing sugar and beat until smooth.
2. Add the remaining icing sugar and 1 tbsp milk. Add another tbsp if its not creamy/smooth enough.
We cut the cake into blocks and then cut them down to size for the mould, slabbing a layer of buttercream in between. We weren’t sure if it would hold up, but guess what?
I really like this cake – can you tell?
Rachel and Sophia