Rainbow Cake


Vanilla Rainbow Cake
225g butter, softened
225g caster sugar
4 medium eggs, beaten
225g self-raising flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp semi-skimmed milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp glycerine
Food coloring

Preheat the oven to 180ÂșC and line four baking tins. Whisk the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy. Whisk in the egg gradually, adding a teaspoon of flour with each addition. Add the remaining flour and baking powder into the bowl, then gradually whisk in the milk, vanilla extract and glycerine. Split mixture into four bowls and add a different colour to each. Pour the mixtures into the baking tins and bake for approximately 10-15 minutes, keeping an eye on them as they are very thin. Cool on a wire rack

Vanilla Buttercream
300g unsalted butter, softened
459g icing sugar
4 tbsp hot water
2 tsp vanilla extract

Beat the butter until light and fluffy, then beat in the icing sugar and hot water in two batches. Add the vanilla extract.

You will also need:
KitKats
M&Ms
Ribbon

To assemble, stack the cake filling each layer with buttercream. Cover the whole cake in buttercream and stick KitKats around the outside. Pour M&Ms on top and tie with a ribbon.