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PinkNews bakes rainbow surprise cake for Easter

Robert Greene April 15, 2017
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This Easter, PinkNews teamed up with BakedByMia to make a delicious rainbow pinata cake. For an egg-tra festive twist, why not try some Mini Eggs in the centre?

INGREDIENTS

Sponge

• 240g/2 cups plain flour
• 280g/1.25 cups caster sugar
• 3 tsp baking powder
• Pinch of salt
• 90g/0.5 cups unsalted butter (room temperature)
• 240ml/1 cup whole milk
• 2 eggs
• Gel food colour (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple)
• ½ tsp vanilla extract

Frosting

• 1000g/8 cups powdered sugar
• 500g/2 cups unsalted butter
• 100ml/0.5 cups milk
• ½ tsp vanilla extract

Filling

• Any candy (e.g. skittles, M&Ms etc)

INSTRUCTIONS

Sponge

PinkNews bakes rainbow surprise cake for Easter

• Preheat the oven to 180°C/356°F
• Put the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and butter into a mixer and beat on slow speed until everything is combined
• In a jug add the milk, egg, vanilla extract and gently mix
• Slowly pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and beat until just incorporated
• Split the mixture evenly into 6 bowls and add the food colouring. Make sure you fold it in gently and do not overmix!
• Pour the mixture into baking tins and bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, until a skewer or knife in the centre of the cake comes out clean
• Leave the cakes to cool slightly then turn them out onto a wire cooling rack to cool completely

Vanilla frosting

• Beat the butter with an electric mixer with a paddle attachment until it’s pale and fluffy
• Slowly add the icing sugar in 2 halves and beat until pale and fluffy
• Add the vanilla and a small amount of milk until you have a smooth spreadable frosting

PinkNews bakes rainbow surprise cake for Easter

Assembly

PinkNews bakes rainbow surprise cake for Easter

• Cut a circle out of the middle of all the cake layers, except the top tier
• Build the cake using frosting between each layer
• When you have stacked all your cake layers, except the top tier, pour in your candy filling and top off with the last tier
• Decorate the outside of the cake

PinkNews bakes rainbow surprise cake for Easter

Still hungry? Why not try our perfect (rainbow) pancakes?

For more from our friends at BakedByMia visit www.bakedbymia.com

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