Saturday, April 2, 2011

April Fool's Part Deux: Rainbow Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

To see "Part Une", go to: April Fool's Rainbow Cake for Perrie.

So this is the REAL birthday cake I made for my sister:

Inside, an "upside-down" rainbow with purple on top:

Come back later for the UNVEIL! :) And HERE IT IS:

Since this is a cocoa/chocolate cake the colors are different, more pastel! The food coloring had to mix & mingle with the brown batter.

Before it was frosted on the takeaway stand:

In the Bundt Pan, how I got the reverse rainbow stripes:

Rainbow Velvet Cake

  • 2 Eggs, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 2 cups AP Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup Shortening
  • 1 & 1/2 cups Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp White Vinegar
  • Red, Yellow, Green, Blue & Pink Food Coloring*

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F. 
Grease & flour a Bundt pan, set aside.

In a small bowl, sift together flour & salt; set aside. 

In the mixer, beat the shortening for about a minute till fluffy. Add sugar & vanilla to the shortening- beat until mixed in. Add one egg at a time, fully mixing each into the shortening before adding the next, about a minute each. Beat in cocoa until incorporated. Alternately add in flour mixture then buttermilk... Stir together baking soda & vinegar (FUN part!) & add into the batter completely. 

Scoop into 5 batter bowls: one for PURPLE (combine pink/yellow/red & blue), one for BLUE, one for GREEN, one for YELLOW &  one for RED.  See picture above for stripe pattern & add them one at a time into the bundt pan like the picture.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1, 8 oz. Pkg. Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 stick Butter
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 lb. Confectioner's Sugar

Combine all of the ingredients together in the mixer until incorporated together & fluffy. 

Top with RainboSprinkles!!!

Happy Un-Birthday, today, Perrie!!!

Perrie in Wonderland :)

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