Rainbow Cake

An edible work of art!
I made this cake for the first time for a birthday party. it definitely took a lot of time but I should say every minute that i spent for this cake was simply worth it. Everyone who attended the party loved it…they loved the colors…taste…decoration…almost everything about the cake. Whenever, my friends kids’ visit us, they would request me to bake this cake for them. It has fetched me an award too… Rainbow Cake took some time, but really, it was quite simple to make drool-worthy!
 
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Ingredients

Flour/Maida – 2 cups

Baking soda – 1/4 teaspoon

Baking powder – 1/4 teaspoon

Condensed milk (400 grams) – 1 tin

Butter – 1/2 cup

Oil – 2 tablespoons

Vanilla essence (optional) – 1/4 teaspoon

Milk – 3/4 cup

Edible colors of your choice

Floral Effect
A Slice Of Rainbow Cake
Another Slice Of Rainbow Cake
Side View Of The Decorated Rainbow Cake
Decorated Rainbow Cake
Preparation

1. Beat butter, oil and condensed milk till the mixture becomes smooth. Add vanilla essence and mix once.

2. In a separate bowl, sieve maida, baking soda and baking powder.

3. Add a tbsp of flour and mix, alternating with a tbsp of milk. Repeat the process till the flour blends well with the wet ingredients. If the batter is too thick, you can add more milk.

4. Take 6 small bowls. Pour 2 heaped tablespoons of plain batter into each of the 6 bowls. I used 6 colors. Add few drops of each of the edible colors in each bowl. Mix well.

Note:You can use how many ever colors you want. Even using three colors will come out well.

5. Preheat the oven to 200 C. Apply butter on the baking pan. The most important part is assembling the cake batter in a baking pan. It is fun too.

6. Pour 1/2 tbsp of plain white batter in center of the baking pan. Allow it to spread a little. Pour a tsp of one of the colored batter (First Bowl) on top of it and allow to spread a little. Again pour a little less than 1/2 tbsp of plain batter on top of it. Next add a tsp of another colored batter (Second Bowl) on top of it and pour less than 1/2 tbsp of plain batter on it. Next add a tsp of another colored batter (Third Bowl) and on top of it add less than 1/2 tbsp of plain batter. Keep repeating this process till the batter is complete.

7. Remember to pause for a while for each of the colors to spread before adding the next layer. You can also run a toothpick on top to create a floral effect.  You can see the floral effect in my picture.

8. Bake for 10 minutes at 200 C and reduce temp to 175 C and bake for another 40-45 minutes.

Now, Rainbow Cake is ready!!!

Note.

1. Do not check the cake in between by opening the oven for the first 20 minutes.
2. Insert a toothpick into the center of the cake and it should come out clean. Remove from the oven. Leave aside for 30 mins and invert the cake onto a cooling rack. Turn the cake back over and cool further.

 

First Place In Recipe Competition

 

I am sending this recipe to

http://www.simplysensationalfood.com/2013/03/announcing-event-lets-cook-for-kids.html

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