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Birthday cake / Rainbow cake

Written By Angela Steffi on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 | 12:26:00 PM

I decided to bake a beautiful birthday cake for my baby, I chose this  rainbow cake for my baby's first birthday. I always call this cute delicious cake as Wow Cake because of its all the beautiful layers when we slice them. 

Serving Size          :  8 people

Preparation Time : 30 min 

Baking Time         : 12-15 minutes for each layer

Quantity Ingredients for Birthday cake Recipe
Dry Ingredients  
2 cup All purpose flour / Maida (250 g)
1 cupSugar
2 tspBaking Powder
1 tspBaking Soda
1/2 tspSalt

Wet Ingredients  
1 cup Oil (250 ml) or melted butter
1 cupMilk (250 ml)
1 tspVanilla extract
Colorsred, purple, Orange, Pink

For Cream 
2 cup Butter (400 g)
2 cupPowdered Sugar (250 g)
1/2 tspPink food color
1 tbspMilk
1 tspVanilla extract

Cooking Method

Step 1) Wet Ingredients:
Into a mixing bowl add eggs and whisk them nicely for 4-5 minutes. If you dont prefer eggs then use 1 cup of thick yogurt / curd instead of eggs.

Step 2) Now to the eggs add milk, Oil or melted butter, Sugar, Vanilla extract and mix well until the sugar is dissolved.

Step 3) Dry Ingredients:
Sift all the dry ingredients together - all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and mix well with the wet ingredients.

Step 4) Baking:
Divide the batter into 4 and color them - I have used Red, Purple, Orange and Pink food colors. I have used four - 7 inch pan for baking the cakes, it takes approximately 12 -15  minutes at 350 F / 175 C in a preheated oven for a single cake. I baked all the four cakes separately .You can bake a single cake and cut it into 4 equal portions later. Once the cakes are done let it cool completely.

Step 5) Butter cream frosting :
Into a bowl add 400 gram of unsalted butter (room temperature butter) and beat until it turns bright white (takes approximately 5-10 minutes on medium high). Now to this gradually add powdered sugar and mix well. I reserved some of the butter cream before adding color and in the rest of the cream I added pink color for the outer decoration .

Step 6) Once done add milk and vanilla extract and mix well. Transfer it to a piping bag and set aside.

Step 7) Assembling the cake: 
Place the first layer of the cake and apply some reserved white butter cream and then spread it evenly, then place the second layer of cake and then continue the same. Finally Cover the entire cake with the cream and I used Wiltom 1M tip to cover the cake with rosette add finally some sprinkles on the top.

Baking Time and Temperature:
  • Preheat the oven to 350 Fahrenheit or 175 Celsius 
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes each ( for 7 inch pan, I baked all the four cakes separately) 

About Angela Steffi

I am an avid food blogger with a great passion for food. I am always eager to try new recipes and modify recipes and experiment with them. I have two cooking channels on Youtube CLASSIC MASALA HUT (for english recipes) and MADRAS SAMAYAL (for Tamil recipes).


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