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Holi 2021: Enjoy this delectable rainbow cake (recipe inside)

If you are not playing with colours this time, why not include them in your cake and enjoy the festival?

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: March 28, 2021 11:14:28 am
rainbow cake, easy recipe rainbow cake, how to make rainbow cake at home, holi dessert recipes, rainbow cake holi recipeYou cannot miss out on this luscious cake! (Photo: Smoor)

Holi is here! And even if you are not celebrating it this time, you can always plan a feast with your friends and family. And since all celebratory occasions demand something sweet, ensure your feast has dessert, too! For Holi, you can bake a cake in multiple colours, which will make it look decadent! We have a recipe that you may like, courtesy of chef Avijit Ghosh, corporate executive Pastry Chef at Smoor.

Each layer represents the seven colours of the rainbow. (Photo: Smoor)

Ingredients

  • For vanilla sponge
    10 eggs
  • 240g refined sugar
  • 320g all-purpose flour
  • 30g cake gel
  • 12g baking powder
  • 40g refined oil
  • 7 VIBGYOR food colours
  • 2-3 tsp of vanilla essence

For the cream cheese filling

  • 7 6” round sponge sheet of ½ cm or larger height
  • 125g cream cheese
  • 120g butter
  • 60g icing sugar
  • 10ml vanilla essence
  • 30g sugar syrup

Steps

To bake the vanilla sponge

*Add all the ingredients to a large mixing bowl and whisk it. Then divide the mixture into seven equal parts and add the seven rainbow (VIBGYOR) colours to each of the 7 parts separately.

*Then move on to lining a 6-inch cake mould with butter or parchment paper and pour the coloured vanilla cake mix individually, one in each of the seven cake moulds.

*Bake at 180 deg Celsius for at least 20 minutes.

To make the cream cheese filling and assembling the cake

*Whisk the butter until it has soft peaks and is light and fluffy in its texture. To this, add the icing sugar and blend it well.

*Finally, add the vanilla essence. To this, blend the buttercream along with the cream cheese.

*Now, take each of the coloured sponge and soak them with sugar syrup by carefully pouring on them.

*In the order of  VIBGYOR, lay the violet sponge down first and layer with the cream cheese and buttercream mixture.

*Now add the next layer which is in the indigo colour and repeat the layering of the mixture, following it up with sponges of blue, green, yellow, orange and red.

*Continue doing until you top the red sponge with the filling. Dust it with icing sugar and cut a nice chunky slice to enjoy!

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