Shopping list for week 19 – click here.
For this recipe i took inspiration from I Am Baker and created this rainbow cake, you are making the sponge though not using packet (you can if you prefer but i enjoyed the whole process iykwim) Mine is not on the scale of a 12 layer one but still big enough to make an inpact 🙂 I have really enjoyed making this and cant wait to see the boys faces when they come in from school! I wish i had added more food colouring as its for the kids but i suppose if youre making this for adults etc its the flavours that count the most in which case its perfect 🙂
Gather all of your ingredients via the shopping list above excluding the frosting and toppings….Preheat oven to 180 degrees c.
Add all of the ingredients together and blend until smooth.
Puree your fruit and pop to one side….
Grease and line 4 6inch tins and split your cake mixture in to 4 bowls.
Add your pureed fruit to each dish. In the orange one add a teaspoon of orange and lemon juice and 2 teaspoons of grated orange and lemon zest. (you can use either orange or yellow food colouring here – i used yellow as i couldnt find orange anywhere!).
In the blue one add your blueberries and some diced blueberries for texture.
In the red one add your pureed strawberries and finally in the green one add your pureed kiwi fruit.
Now its up to you if you are wanting to add food colouring – mine look quite bright but once they are cooked remember some of the colour goes MIA! lol
Pour the mixes into your prelined tins and pop in the oven for approx 20 minutes – i found the strawberry one took almost twice as long as the fruit made it a lot softer.
Remove from oven and leave to cool in the tins before turning out and cooling completely 🙂
Make up your frosting as per the frosting recipe i have used before – HERE. Sandwich the layers together and cover completely with the frosting.
Decorate with fruit, chocolate chips etc…..I will post pictures of the inside etc once the boys are in from school and demand a piece! lol *Jake just asked why the picture looks like it has grass around the bottom – its not, its the pattern on the plate!!*