Delicious Rainbow Sprinkle Cake Recipe
We are sure that since most of you are staying indoors and following all the safety precautions during the pandemic, you must all be wondering how you can cheer your mood as well as that of your loved ones and convert these quarantine moments into the most memorable days of your life. Well, you have your family and friends close to you and of course some baking tools to spend moments of laughter, joy and sweetness together. Well, you got us right! One of the best ways to keep you and your loved ones engaged and to share moments of laughter and joy is to bake a cake together especially when it is a close one birthday. Today we bring to you a lip-smacking and delicious rainbow birthday cake recipe that you can bake with your family and surprise the special person. While we know that you are surrounded by some of the best cake shops in town, baking a cake is much more fun and exciting, so why not start baking at once.
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup rainbow sprinkles
3/4 cup unsalted butter
4 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
6 cups confectioners' sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 generous pinches salt
1 and 1/2 cups rainbow sprinkles
Begin with preheating the oven to 350°F and set an oven rack in the middle position.
Spray two 8-inch cake pans with nonstick cooking spray and line the bottom of each pan with two 8-inch rounds of parchment paper and, then spray the paper with nonstick cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients including flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and keep it aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer cream the butter and sugar on medium speed until it turns light and fluffy.
Turn the mixer speed on low and add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Now, mix in vanilla extract and then increase the speed to medium and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy that is for about one minute.
Now, at low speed, alternately add the whisked dry ingredients and the buttermilk in three additions
Pour the batter evenly into the cake pans and use the back of the spatula to smooth the batter and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the cakes are golden and set, and until a toothpick pricked in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
Cool the cakes in the pans on a rack for about 20 minutes. When the pans are cool enough turn the cakes out onto the rack and let them cool completely.
Once the cake layers are cool, use a long serrated knife to cut off the domed top of the cake layers so that they are flat. Repeat the process with the additional layer, and keep it aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer beat the butter and cream cheese until creamy and evenly combined for about 30 seconds.
With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the confectioners' sugar until incorporated, then beat in the vanilla and salt.
Increase the speed to medium-high and beat until fluffy for about 1 minute and your frosting is ready.
Put one cake layer on a cake stand or serving platter with the cut-side up.
Put about 1 cup of the frosting in the centre and, using a spatula, spread the frosting evenly just to the edge of the cake.
Add the second cake layer on top of the first, so that the cut-side is down and repeat the same procedure.
Put a 1/4-cup blob of frosting on the side of the cake, and use your offset spatula to spread it over a section of cake. Rotate the cake stand as you go and repeat until the entire side of the cake is covered fully.
Place the cake, uncovered, in the refrigerator for 15 to 30 minutes to set.
Fill a small bowl with about the sprinkles.
Gather a handful of sprinkles in the palm of your hand and gently press them into the side of the cake, working from the base of the cake to the top edge, opening your palm as you go. Rotate the cake stand in your hand and repeat, going all the way around.
Repeat the process until the whole cake is covered with rainbow sprinkles and your rainbow cake is ready.
Whether craving chocolate cakes or something exotic, you can surely try your hands on baking with your loved ones and enjoy a day full of happiness and cheer.