I made a 3 layer very fluffy and moist delicious cake to show you how to colour cake batter. This is a simple step by step video tutorial showing how to make multi colored cake batter.
Ingredients to bake and colour cake batter
5 large eggs (🥚 420gs)
300 grams butter
100 ml oil
360 grams sugar
420 grams self-raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons plain yoghurt (optional)
2 or 3 gel colours of your choice. You can buy some here Sugarflair gel colours : https://amzn.to/3sR7Aic If you want different colours you can search in Youtube.
To decorate the cake
Glace or water icing for the top : Watch how to feather icing.
Method to bake and colour cake batter
Pre-heat oven to 150 Celsius
Grease and line the bottom of three 8 inch round cake tins. You can buy cake tins here If you do not have 3 cake tins you can bake in batches. Butter and flour the sides.
Put the butter, sugar, oil and vanilla extract in a bowl and whisk together until creamy.
Add the eggs one at a time and whisk
Add the flour, baking powder and yoghurt (if using) and mix until smooth
Put a third of the cake batter into a cake tin (if you are not colouring it)
Put another third of the batter into a separate bowl.
Colour the two batters with the food colouring gels
Put the coloured cake batter into the prepared cake tins
Level the batter and bake in the oven for about 35-40 mins until well risen and golden brown.
While the cakes are baking make the small batch of Swiss meringue buttercream.
Test the cakes with a toothpick, if it comes out clean they are ready, if not put them back in the oven for a few mins until ready.
Remove them from the oven and leave them in the tins for about 10 minutes. Then flip onto a cooling rack, peel of the paper and leave to cool completely.
Now time to assemble the cakes.
Put one cake layer on a cake plate, put buttercream on top add the second layer and put buttercream.
Finally add the last layer and decorate with the glace icing and feather it
Leave the icing to set and serve.