Rainbow Cake with Homemade Sprinkles

For the past 4 years I have saw rainbow cakes all over the internet and it has been the one thing that I have wanted to try but at the same time I knew it was one of those projects that would probably take all day and well you know how you have to be in the mood for those types of projects. I bought some beautiful neon colors from back home and had them mailed to me especially for this project and I think the bright colors look just beautiful. You can choose to work with as many colors as you may want for me I chose to use 6 colors for my cake batter and then I went with pink for the buttercream although it is hard choosing from all those beautiful colors.

These homemade sprinkles are so lovely as well and they taste great unlike the store bought ones. And what can be better than using all fresh ingredients after all. I chose to work with 4 colors for these and I just used a plastic bag with a tiny hole in the tip to work with. If you place the bag into a cup with the ended folded over you can easily fill the bag with your mixture. I used the same bag every time just adding another color when one was finished and it gave my candies a great ombre look. I prefer to use Golden Syrup but you can also use honey, maple syrup or even a caramel topping. This project does take some time but after it was finally finished I was really happy because I had a gorgeous cake that tasted amazing.

Rainbow Cake:

4 egg whites
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
1-3/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/3 cups buttermilk

1. Allow egg whites to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, grease and lightly flour two (9x1-1/2-inch) round cake pans; set the pans aside. In a medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

2. oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar and vanilla; beat until well combined. Add egg whites 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk to butter mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined.

3. Have enough small bowls per dye you plan to use. Equally divide the batter into the prepared bowls and add 1-2 drops of dye per bowl, mix well. Add half of each bowl into cake pans, evenly filling both pans.

4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes for 9-inch pans or until a wooden toothpick inserted near centers comes out clean. Cool cake layers in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove cake layers from pans. Cool thoroughly on racks.

Yields: 12-16 servings

Buttercream Frosting
2 cups powdered sugar
2-3 tablespoons milk
1/2 cup softened butter
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla
4-5 drops dye

1. In a large mixing bowl add butter. With a hand mixer beat until fluffy, carefully add vanilla and powdered sugar. Add a bit of milk until smooth and fluffy consistency has formed all white beating on low speed. Add dye and mix well.

Homemade Sprinkles

1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon Golden Syrup
2 tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla

1. Prepare 2 large baking sheets with non-stick baking mats or parchment paper. In a large bowl mix sugar, golden syrup, vanilla and milk, stir until a thick consistency has formed.

2. Divide into small bowls for however many colors you will me making. Add 1 drop of dye per bowl, mix well. Add into bag and carefully place a small dot continuing until all mixture has finished. Place in a safe place and allow to dry overnight.

3. Store in a closed container in the refrigerator.

Yields: 1 cup

18 fabulous comments:

  1. Shobha6/02/2012

    Never seen such a colourful cake..

  2. Sweetheart Diary6/02/2012

    This is amazing! I went and purchased the food colours a month ago, I wanted to try this rainbow cake, but couldn't still make maybe because I am too lazy and I know it is going to take a lot of time.
    You did a great job, Talal must be so happy yeah?

  3. Noor6/02/2012

    I love all kinds of bright colors in the Summer <3

    Yes, sooooo much time but its worth it if you want to gain 100 pounds lol.

  4. Asmaa @ Bake It...6/02/2012

    Beautiful mashAllah I want a piece with a large cup of tea pls! Those Sprinkles r cute too, especially the ombre ones.

  5. Faiza Ali6/03/2012

    That looks colourful and very tempting too.

  6. MVidGamz6/03/2012

    That is SUCH a cute cake~ The colours are really pretty and I love the homemade jimmies. c: Definitely gotta try those.

  7. Noor6/03/2012

    thank you all :)

  8. Sasha Fitzgerald6/03/2012

    What a beautiful cake! I have to try to make this sometime.

  9. New Wife6/03/2012

    Candy buttons!!! http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2T023739DsM/T1akfsAbdhI/AAAAAAAACoU/4QiizB0pGVY/s1600/candy-buttons.jpg

    My gramma use to buy these for me!

    mashaAllah the colors look so beautiful!

  10. Noor6/03/2012

    Thanks everyone OMG YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS New Wife those are what I kept seeing in my head but I had no idea what they were called lol but these taste good I remember those were not that good but I liked them when I was a kid lol.

  11. Sugarpea126/03/2012

    Masha Allah, it's beautiful, great job!! Well worth all your hard work

  12. Noor6/03/2012

    Thank you sugar :)

  13. Laylah6/03/2012

    Oh man I want a piece of that so bad right now!! You've inspired me to start baking this late lol

    P.S I cant get the search button to work! It just keeps loading..

  14. Melissa6/04/2012

    Wow, it's really pretty and the homemade sprinkles are perfect for it!

  15. Noor6/04/2012

    Thanks for letting me know Laylah I will look into it. And thank you all I have also been in a baking mood as you can tell :p

  16. From Yeast to Zest6/05/2012

    Looks like the perfect party/birthday cake.

  17. New Wife6/08/2012

    loool yes they weren't the best. for some reason i can taste food coloring very strongly so the candy buttons weren't the best. but they were sugar, so I didn't complain hahah

    i'm sure yours taste much better mashaAllah

  18. Noor6/09/2012

    Zelia I told Talal that's what they taste like back home when we do the cakes. But your right it would make someone a nice bday cake too.

    New Wife I know we would do anything for sugar as a kid. My pappaw used to take my cousins and I to the store everyday we would ride in the back on the truck lol. We could get one candy and one drink.


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