Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Pink Rainbow Cake...Yeay!

Hmmm...this seem to be another cake that the peeps around KL talk about! I have seen this in a few blogs, but they are all in the true sense rainbow colours red, yellow, blue, purple......I have seen this recipe in Dorie Greenspan's Baking From My Home To Yours, too...and apparently it is dubbed as the best party cake!

I needed a breather from my macaron making last night...and a fellow blogger twitbian had asked me if I can show how to make this rainbow cake.....so, what's next other than me getting my sleeves up, putting my apron on and gripping my red spatula...to get this done.....in about 45 minutes! But, I made one recipe, and divided them between 4 cake rings of the size of  5 inches...and dyed the batter in four shades of pink...I'm a woman...pink is my colour...rainbow colours are for kids LOL...anyway....here goes...
...ooops a peek of the colour the cake board...gold which I wrapped in aluminium foil....gold doesn't go with pink, haha!
Ingredients
2 1/4 cups cake flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
4 large egg whites
1 1/2 cups sugar, I used 1 cup only
2 tsp grated lemon zest
1 stick (8 tbsp or about 113g) unsalted butter, I used salted Tatura
1/2 tsp lemon extract, I used lemon juice! I added 1/2 tsp vanilla....just loved vanilla!
I used Wilton's pink gel colour

# Recipe from Dorie Greenspan's Baking From My Home To Yours
Method
Prepare cake tins, I used 4, 5 inches cake rings. This batter will make a nice pair of 8 inches cakes.Preheat oven at 170C.
Sift together cake flour, baking powder, salt. In another bowl whisk together egg white and buttermilk.
Cream butter, sugar, zest, vanilla until light and fluffy.
Beat in half the eggwhite buttermilk mixture, add the flour mixture. Repeat this with the remaining eggwhite buttermilk mixture and flour mixture. Give a final 2 minutes blitz to ensure all are incorporated.
Divide the batter amongst the cake tins. Bake for about 30 minutes.
I decided to layer the cakes with starwberry jam..St Dalfour was what I used! And i covered the cake with ordinary buttercream.... 
That was my breakfast this morning...this cake is akin to angel cake except that the egg white is not beaten stiff....to me it was a tad too sweet...I take only half tsp of sugar with my coffee you see...I only love to make all this desserts, but stay away from them, enough for me to taste to give a verdit of my produce haha! Think it'd be lovely to serve this Swiss or Italian Meringue Buttertcream...nevertheeless the texture and the colour were simply gorgeous....I perasan you see LOL!

It is simple to make this cake apart from dividing them...am a lawyer I hate counting of whatever means, precision is not my thing I deal with facts only!!Haha...have a pink day peeps!

22 comments:

Rina NAR said...

wow this is nice...pinky pink...will be in my list soon :D

mamayiyen said...

that's nice kak! great pink idea!

Syazlin Sazali said...

If only I can get this cute lil cake on my birthday. Oh anyway today I turn 25yo ;)

cik cek said...

WoW!...my fav cake...kak cek dah pernah buat rainbow cake ni cuma bezanya bermacam kaler...tapi rasanya memang superb sedapppp....

Tina said...

Yani, i think this is one of your best looking cake ever!! love it!

btw, I made a similar 5-layer purple cake for daughter's birthday in May...but no photos dok busy with MAD!!

Mrs & Miss Vanilla said...

Wow!!! Who wouldn't love this? Love the colour... and I'm sure will love the cake as well...

Wiz said...

Cantik!!!!

ROYAL JESTER said...

cantik...same like you, i usually suka buat je but tak suka makan..this must be something like rv, kan..just that this one layers je..rasa dia cam victoria sponge cake je kan..

Rima said...

Yep yep.. i have baked this cake a couple of times.. lembut banget.. did it in rainbow for sonia's 2nd bday too!

Dr. H said...

Pandainya, hemmm, tengok aje dan telan air liurk je, but then its minus lots of calories..thank you for the vicarous pleasure.

KG said...

rina...try jgn tak try!

KG said...

mamayiyen...you wre the catalyst...bila nak ambik kek ni!

KG said...

syazlin! happy belated birthday...kalau dekat i hantarq kat you!

KG said...

cik cek...memang sedap...tapi hantu telor ayam merah ni suka kek yang ada telor ayam merah tu yolk!

KG said...

tina...tankiu...bz dgn mad tak pa jangan hang jadi mad sudah LOL!

KG said...

mrs & amp...pi buat! it"ll be a hit!

KG said...

wiz...it's an honour coming frm you!

KG said...

royal jester...sbb tu kita cekeding! you lagilah!

KG said...

rima...yup think i saw that post that made me really want to try this!but am sure kids would love if it was in ramnbow colours kan!

KG said...

Dr H ...am not guilty with vicarious pleasure hehe! wonder if we can substitute with stevia!

Lisa said...

Oh wow, I love all those beautiful pink layers in your cake. Fantastic job! I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your cake up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/07/sweets-for-saturday-25.html

Vanilla Profiterole said...

kakkkk...so lovely...mcm nak fall in love all over again!

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