So this is the REAL birthday cake I made for my sister:
Inside, an "upside-down" rainbow with purple on top:
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 Rainbow Sprinkles!!!
|Perrie in Wonderland :)|