It is full of the colors of the rainbow and certainly gives a smile. Layer by layer, fun guaranteed … and time passed!
There is a recipe for a cake that can entertain your children for a couple of hours, but you have to put a little patience on yours.
Are you there? Well, then let's prepare one Rainbow cake.
Rainbow cake to give a smile
The rainbow cake, the name says it, is a cake that has all the colors of the rainbow.
It is a cake that brings joy and is made with children because it is easy, fun and you have to mess around for a long time, especially with food colors.
It is a typical American cake, of those high high, which when sliced reveals all the shades of the rainbow between one layer and another of butter cream. It is beautiful to compose and also to decorate because the outside also requires a little imagination and creativity.
The base, or rather the bases
The basics are more than one because this cake is made of layers of different colors.
They all prepare the same way with a recipe that is similar to one Sponge Cake and wetter than a classic sponge cake.
The mixture is divided equally into bowls and each is assigned a color.
As for i colorants you can choose between powder and liquid ones, but we recommend those in powder because they remain brighter and do not make the mixture too liquid, especially the cream that will be colored for the final decorations.
A nice compact cream
There cream is very dense and compact because it must not wet the cake too much and above all it must keep the layers firmly together.
It will also be used to decorate the cake externally and therefore it must remain still and not run like simple whipped cream would do.
The spreadable cheese and mascarpone give flavor and solidity to the mixture, the cream makes it velvety and the food gelatin compacts it.
The rainbow cake recipe
For the base
250 g of 00 flour
250 g of sugar
120 g of soft butter
12 g of yeast
375 g of low-fat white yogurt
powdered food coloring dyes: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple
First whip the butter with the sugar until creamy.
Then add the eggs and yogurt and finally flour and yeast.
Divide the mixture into six bowls and add a colorant to each.
Then cook the contents of each bowl in a single mold about 16 cm in diameter for 15 minutes at 180 °.
Obviously the molds must all be the same because then these bases will be superimposed, so you should have 6 to avoid having to cook one base at a time. Alternatively, you can also use pastry circles and place them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
Let the bases cool down very well once cooked.
For the cream
500 g of spreadable cheese
500 g of mascarpone
100 g of fresh cream
200 g of icing sugar
10 g of gelatine
First soften the gelatine in water and then dissolve it in a little fresh cream heated in a saucepan.
Separately, whip the mascarpone with the sugar and cream cheese in a bowl and the cream in another. Mix everything by adding the gelatine dissolved.
The cream is ready and must rest in the refrigerator for half an hour.
How to make the cake
Once the layers and cream are ready, assemble everything directly on a serving plate.
Start from the red or purple base and then go in chromatic gradation: red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple, or viceversa.
Between one base and another, put one quite abundant layer of cream, but consider that there will be a lot left over for external decoration.
Once the whole cake is made, layer by layer, cover it with the cream using a spatula to obtain a uniform effect.
If there is still some cream left, color it make tufts around the circumference base and surface.
What can children do to help?
What i can do children to help you? Pretty much everything.
– They can prepare the dough using electric whisk.
– They can divide it into bowls and add colors.
– They can prepare the cream.
– They can assemble and decorate the cake.
A nice game isn't it?