Here’s something Miss Kaboodle and I recently came up with! We fancied baking and when I asked what type of cake Willow would like to make she told me she wanted to bake a rainbow cake and so we came up with this fun way of baking a rainbow cake!
FOR THE CAKES YOU WILL NEED;
*This list of ingredients make one cake, you will need to have two sets of these ingredients to make both halves of the cake.
- 1 egg
- 125g Self Raising Flour
- 125g Caster Sugar
- 125g butter
- Half a Teaspoon of Baking Powder
- Vanilla Extract (optional. I don’t use myself)
- food colouring gels (as many as you like)
FOR THE FILLING YOU WILL NEED;
- 75g of butter, softened
- 175g Icing Sugar
- 1 Tablespoon of Milk
- 1 tablespoon of Cinnamon powder (optional. I did this and it was so good!)
YOU WILL ALSO NEED;
- A cake tin (small-medium in size)
- a mixing bowl
- a whisk or wooden spoon
- A jug
- Greaseproof paper
- A cup or a bowl for each food colour you intend to use
- A spoon for each food colour you intend to use
- cocktail sticks
- A cooling wire or rack
METHOD TO THE MADNESS!
- preheat oven to 180c.
- line cake tin with greaseproof paper.
- break an egg into a jug and mix a little.
- take butter and sugar and cream together until light and fluffy.
- add the egg bit by bit, mixing it into the butter and sugar mix completely before adding more. continue doing this until all the egg is mixed in. if you’re using vanilla extract, add it at this point. *if your mix starts to split, add some flour and mix it thoroughly.
- add the tea spoon of baking powder into your flour and slowly add both ingredients into the mix
- once your batter is compete, separate it into however many containers you’re using for the colours
- once separated, using a cocktail stick and the food colouring gels, add some food colouring to each part of the mix and stir with a spoon until completely coloured.
- do this for each colour.
- once you have all of your colours mixed, using a spoon, scoop out a spoon full of mix and flick it into the cake tin,
use a separate spoon for each colour and keep flicking the mix into the cake tin until you have emptied all of your containers.
once this is done, smooth off the top of the batter with the back of a spoon and put it into the oven,
BAKE THE CAKE FOR 15 – 20 MINUTES. THE CAKE SHOULD BE WELL RISEN AND BROWNED ON THE TOP. INSERT A WOODEN SKEWER TO THE CAKE, IF IT COMES OUT CLEAN, IT’S DONE.
While your first cake is baking, clean all the stuff you’ve used and repeat the whole process again.
While your second cake is cooking and your first cake is cooling, its time to mix up your filling.
TO MAKE THE FILLING;
- whisk butter until soft
- slowly add the sugar until its all combined
- add the milk and whisk for a bit
- add cinnamon, if you chose to use it, and whisk for a little bit more
once both of your cakes are baked and cool. smooth the filling onto one of the cakes and then place the second cake on top. Your Splatter Batter Cake is then complete!
This activity took us some time and made a grand old mess out the kitchen but it was the best fun we’ve had while baking for a long time and I would recommend it as an activity to anyone and everyone! young or old, its a great way to have fun while also making something scrummy to nibble on after all your hard work. I specifically enjoyed the cinnamon butter cream that we came up with, it was so tasty and complimented the cake lovely.