Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Some where over the rainbow

This is a a cake for a bad if you're having one make it!

Rainbow cake with marshmallow meringue icing

You will need:

4 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup whole milk
1/4 cup butter (lightly salted)
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

To make this

1. Beat eggs in large mixing bowl with an electric mixer for 4 minutes ,dont skip this 

2. Add sugar, and continue beating for another 4-5 minutes until light and fluffy.  Add vanilla and stir on low until just combined.

3. In a separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients.  Add to eggs and sugar on low speed until just combined.

4. In a saucepan(or microwave), heat milk and butter on low heat just until butter is melted.  Add to batter, beat just until combined.

5. Separate the mixture in 5 or 6 bowls and add whatever food colouring that makes you smile into each bowl and mix (use alot of colour to get the best effect)

6.Pour each colour into a greased 21cm springform tin so it looks like this...

And now you'll be stuck with this mess but its fine cause it will be all worth it in the end.. you'll see

Bake at 180 for about 30 mins until it springs back when touched, until you get this..

Let the cake cool on a wire wrack

To make marshmallowy meringue frosting....

Grab 2 eggs and some castor sugar. 
Separate the eggs and beat until foamy and thick, start adding the castor sugar slowly a little at a time.Beat well in between adding sugar.
Keep adding small amounts of sugar until the meringue looks glossy and smooth! (check this by feeling the meringue in between your fingers if you cant feel granules if smooth its ready, other wise carry on beating until smooth)

Smooth this over the cake and your done ( i added edible glitter for more fun) Mmmmm

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