1 Year of Sophie Stewart – Rainbow Cake Recipe


I can’t believe it’s been a whole year since I started up my little corner on the internet one dark winter evening. It’s been one of the best decision I have made and I can’t wait for my blog to grow and for more great things to happen!

As it’s my Blogs birthday what better way to celebrate than with cake?! And magical rainbow cake at that! Unicorn emoji x 10020142015What you will need:

7 x 21cm round cake tins (7 is not essential, I used 2 but it just took longer)

975g soft butter

675g caster sugar

12 eggs

7 teaspoons vanilla extract

675g self-raising flour

3 teaspoons baking powder

7 food colouring

500g icing sugar

sprinkles201720192020Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Grease and line your cake tins. If like me you don’t have seven 21cm tins you’ll have to do this in batches.

In a large bowl cream together 675g butter and 675g caster sugar, mix in the eggs and 3 teaspoons of vanilla extract and then finally add in the flour and baking powder.

Divide the mixture evenly into 7 separate bowls (I did my sums wrong and only ended up with six layers but it worked just as well!) Β adding a few drops of food colouring to each until you have your desired colour.cake6cake72035202920362041Put the seven different mixtures into the tins and bake for 18-20 minutes. When fully baked transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool.

For the butter icing, sift the icing sugar into a large bowl adding the left over butter a little at a time. Then add the remaining 4 teaspoons on vanilla extract.20452046Now to assemble the cake! My sponges were a little rounded on top so (with the help from my mum – thank you!) I decided to take the tops off so it had a flat surface to build the cake. I did this for all six layers. Then to help see what the cake would look like I put grease proof paper between each layer so it would be move each layer.

Smooth a thin layer of icing on each tier as you build up the cake. Use the remaining icing for the sides and the top of the cake. Decorate with sprinkles.204920472048205320602062

Thank you for all the support over the last year and here is to another year of sophiehmstewart.com

Love and Hugs,

Sophie x


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