19 February 2014

Rainbow Tie Dye Cake Recipe

We love parties and we love bright colours and we love cake! So we LOVE this Tie Dye Rainbow Cake!!

And the best bit is, it is super easy to make! 


For the cake:
300g Soft Butter
300g Self Raising Flour
1.5tsp Baking Powder
4 Eggs
3 tbsp Milk
Gel Food Colouring (in as many colours as you wish)

For the icing:
400g Marscapone/Cream Cheese
300g Icing Sugar
1tsp Vanilla Extract

1.   Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Grease and base-line 2 x 15cm non-stick round sandwich tins with baking parchment, then lightly grease the parchment. 
2.   Sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl, then tip in all the other sponge ingredients aside from the food colouring. Using an electric whisk, beat everything together until smooth. 
3.   Evenly split the mixture into separate bowls. Use as many bowls as you are using different coloured food colourings. Use the gel food colours to make each bowl of mixture a different colour.
4.   Take a cake tin and spoon in a dollop of cake batter from each bowl, one at a time. 

- TOP TIP - The best technique is to drop the spoonfuls on top of each other so they spread out and evenly fill the pan. This ensures you’ll have an awesome tie dye effect when the cake is cut at the end! 

5.   Repeat this layering effect in the second cake tin, feel free to reverse or change the order of the coloured layers. 
6.   Put your cake tins into the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until done. 

- NEXT - Whilst you are waiting for them to cook you can get on with the icing!

7.   Very briefly beat the vanilla and cream cheese or mascarpone with an electric whisk until smooth. Sift in the icing sugar and gently fold in with a spatula. Be careful – the more you work it, the runnier it will get. 

- TOP TIP - Add colouring if you wish but we think this looks awesome with white icing to really enhance the bright colours once the cake is cut.

8.   Once you have removed the cakes from the oven and they have cooled, place one of the cake layers on a cake board and spread some icing on top. Then place the second cake layer on top to create a sandwich. 
9.   Then comes the fun bit! Evenly spread the remaining icing all over the cake. Covering the top and the sides so every bit of colourful cake is hidden away. This adds to the wow factor when it is cut open and surprises everyone! 

This recipe can be easily adapted to be used to cake colourful cupcakes instead. Or co-ordinate the colours to a party theme or the birthday boy or girl’s favourite colours! 

And the best bit is that at Flingers we have a BIG Bake Sale on so you can grab cupcake cases from as little as £0.29!! Or stock up on cake boards for a sturdy base for your Rainbow Tie Dye Cake from just £0.60! Many items are reduced by more than 75% so head over now before our limited stock runs out.
Flingers Party Shop BIG Bake Sale

Will you be trying our Rainbow Tie Dye Cake recipe?