Indulge in Rainbow Delight with Toby Tiger's Colourful Cake Recipe!

Indulge in Rainbow Delight with Toby Tiger's Colourful Cake Recipe!

Hey there, fellow foodies and baking enthusiasts! Are you ready to embark on a vibrant culinary adventure that's as delightful to the eyes as it is to the taste buds? Well, get ready to unleash your inner pastry chef because we're about to dive into the recipe for Toby Tiger's mesmerizing Rainbow Cake! Trust us; this one's a showstopper!


- 12g unsalted butter
- 225g plain flour
- 150g caster sugar
- 3 medium eggs
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Food colouring (assorted colors for the rainbow effect)
- 350g icing sugar
- 750g cream cheese

Let's Get Baking:

1. Prepare the Batter: In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, caster sugar, milk, and unsalted butter. Once incorporated, beat in the eggs until you achieve a smooth consistency. Now, here comes the fun part - divide the batter evenly into six portions and add a different food colouring to each. Mix until the colors are vibrant and evenly distributed.


Toby Tiger Rainbow Layer Cake - Pouring the batter

2. Bake to Perfection: Grease six 20cm cake tins and pour each colored batter into a separate tin. Pop them into a preheated oven at 180°C for approximately 12 minutes or until the cakes spring back when lightly touched.


Toby Tiger Rainbow Layer Cake - Trimming the rainbow layers

3. Cool and Reveal: Once the cakes are baked to perfection, allow them to cool on a wire rack. Once cooled, trim off the outer layer of each sponge to reveal the beautiful layers of vibrant colours.

4. Whip Up the Icing: Using a whisk, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Gradually sift in the icing sugar, continuing to whisk until you achieve a silky, luscious icing.


Toby Tiger Rainbow Layer Cake - Constructing the Rainbow cake

5. Assemble the Rainbow: Begin by placing one layer of the colored sponge on your serving plate. Spread a generous layer of the cream cheese icing on top. Repeat this process, stacking each layer of sponge and icing until you have a glorious tower of rainbow goodness!

6. Finishing Touches: Spread the remaining icing over the sides and top of the cake, ensuring it's beautifully coated. Now, it's time to let your creativity shine! Decorate your rainbow masterpiece as you desire, whether it's with sprinkles, edible flowers, or simply a dusting of powdered sugar.


Toby Tiger Rainbow Layer Cake - The final result


7. Slice and Enjoy: Congratulations! Your Toby Tiger Rainbow Cake is ready to be devoured. Grab a knife, slice into this technicolor treat, and revel in the joy of each delightful layer.


FAQ: Your Burning Questions Answered About Toby Tiger's Rainbow Cake


1. Can I use any type of food colouring for this recipe?
Yes, absolutely! Feel free to use liquid or gel food colouring to achieve vibrant hues in your rainbow cake. Experiment with different brands and concentrations to achieve the perfect shades.

2. Can I make this cake ahead of time?
Yes, you can! The cake layers can be baked in advance and stored in an airtight container for up to three days. Assemble and decorate the cake just before serving for optimal freshness.

3. Can I substitute the cream cheese icing with buttercream?
While the cream cheese icing complements the flavours of the rainbow cake beautifully, you can certainly use buttercream if preferred. Just ensure it's a sturdy consistency for layering and decorating.

4. How can I prevent my cake layers from sticking to the pans?
Make sure to generously grease your cake tins with butter or cooking spray and consider lining the bottom with parchment paper for easy removal.*

5. Can I freeze the cake layers for later use?
Yes, you can freeze the cake layers for up to one month. Wrap each layer individually in plastic wrap and store them in a freezer-safe container. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before assembling the cake.

6. Do I need to refrigerate the cake?
Due to the cream cheese icing, it's best to store the assembled cake in the refrigerator. Remove it from the fridge about 30 minutes before serving to allow it to come to room temperature for optimal taste and texture.

7. How can I create a gluten-free version of this cake?
You can substitute the plain flour with a gluten-free flour blend to make this cake gluten-free. Ensure all other ingredients used are also gluten-free, and adjust baking time and temperature as needed.

8. Can I customise the decoration of the cake?
Absolutely! Get creative with your cake decorations. Whether you prefer a simple sprinkle of edible glitter or an elaborate fondant design, the sky's the limit when it comes to personalising your rainbow masterpiece.

9. Is this cake suitable for special occasions like birthdays or parties?
Definitely! Toby Tiger's Rainbow Cake is the perfect centrepiece for any celebration. Its vibrant colours and delicious taste are sure to impress guests of all ages.

Don't forget to capture the magical moments of you and your little ones indulging in this colourful creation! Share your snapshots with us by emailing or tag us on Instagram @welovetobytiger, and we'll feature them on our Instagram for the world to admire.

So, what are you waiting for? Let's bake, create, and spread some rainbow love with Toby Tiger's Rainbow Cake recipe. Happy baking, everyone!

Hope you enjoy,

Toby Tiger Team

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