I made this cake for my usrah with my lovely adik2. The colour of the cake just brightened our day in kings park.
from Whisk Kid
2 sticks (226 g) butter, room temp
2 1/3 c (426 g) sugar
5 egg whites, room temp
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 c (426 g) flour
4 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 1/2 c (355 ml) milk, warmed for 30 sec in microwave to bring to room temp
Red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple GEL food coloring. Liquid will not be vibrant enough but I used the liquids because I cant fine the gel one in coles or woolies. My bad.
1. Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Oil and line how ever many 9” cake pans you have (I have three and I just reused them).
2. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
3. Cream the sugar and butter, then add the egg whites (I cracked them all into one bowl) and add them a little at a time. Add the vanilla and mix until fully incorporated. Then, alternating between wet and dry, add the milk and flour mixture in two parts.
4. Divide the batter amongst 6 bowls EQUALLY! Then, whisk a fair amount of the appropriate food color into each bowl. Keep in mind that the color of the unbaked batter will be the color of the baked batter. Pour into the pans and bake for 15 minutes each.
When you remove them from the oven, let them rest on the cooling rack, in the pan, for ten minutes. Then flip, cover, and stash them in the fridge to cool quickly.
Candy bar Filling
from Megan’s Cookin
1/2 cup sugar
5 tablespoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 cups whole milk or half-and-half
3 egg yolks
1 tsp. vanilla
8 ounces chocolate bars, any flavor (I used Hershey Bars but next time, Skor!!!
1. Combine all ingredients except vanilla and chocolate bars in a heavy saucepan.
2. Stir constantly until mixture boils. Boil and stir one additional minute. Do not leave unattended.
3. Remove from heat.
4. Add the vanilla and chocolate bar pieces.
5. Stir until chocolate is completely melted.
6. Pour into a bowl. Press plastic wrap directly onto surface (to prevent pudding-skin). Chill. Don’t fill your cakes until this mixture is completely cool throughout.
Cream Cheese Frosting
From JoyofBaking.Com (with slight alterations)
500gm cream cheese, room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup (115 grams) confectioners’ (icing or powdered) sugar, sifted
1 1/2 (360 ml) cups cold heavy whipping cream (double cream) (35-40% butterfat)
1. Beat the cream cheese with electric mixer until smooth.
2. Add the vanilla and confectioners sugar and beat until smooth.
3. Using the whisk attachment, gradually add the heavy cream and whip until the frosting is thick enough to spread. Add more sugar or cream as needed to get the right consistency.
Finally, stack the layers in your preferred order and fill and frost as you would with any other cake.