Saturday, March 16, 2019

How To Make A Rainbow Piñata Cake

Hello everyone!
St. Patrick's Day is this weekend and I have the perfect cake to help you celebrate.
A rainbow piñata cake!
A piñata cake is a cake that is filled with a surprise center.
And what do you find at the end of the rainbow?
A pot of gold!
So, I decided to fill mine with chocolate gold coins.

I wanted to make a white cake recipe so that the colors would be nice and vibrant..
Who wants a dull rainbow?
Not me...
My favorite white cake recipe is from Rosanna Pansino's Cookbook.
It has a touch of almond in it and it might be my favorite thing ever...

You will need:
2 Cups Of Flour
2 Teaspoons of Baking Powder
1/8 a Teaspoon of Salt
1 Stick of Salted Butter, Room Temperature
1/4 a Cup of Vegetable Shortening
1 and 1/2 Cups of Sugar
2 Teaspoons of Vanilla
1/4 a Teaspoon of Almond Extract
5 Egg Whites
3/4 a Cup of Whole Milk
White Buttercream Frosting
Food Dye 
Gold Coins

Preheat oven to 350o.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat the butter and shortening until soft.
Add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
Mix in the vanilla and almond extract.
Add the egg whites one at a time beating well after each addition.
Alternate adding in your dry mixture and milk to the butter mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture, and mixing until just combined after each addition.
Divide your white cake batter evenly into six bowls.
Color the frosting in each bowl a different color of the rainbow.
One red, one orange, one yellow, one green, one blue, one purple.

Layer the bottom of 6, 6 inch round cake pans with parchment paper and grease.
Pour each batter into a separate pan.
Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
Let cakes cool.
With a 2 inch round cookie cutter cut a circle in the middle of the orange, yellow, green and blue cake layers.
Leave the red (top) layer and purple (bottom) layer solid. 
Place a small dot of buttercream frosting in the middle of your serving tray.
Place the solid purple cake layer on top of the dot of frosting.
This will help the cake stay in place.
Add a thin layer of frosting around the edge of the purple cake and smooth.
Place the blue hallow layer on top.
Add a thin layer of frosting around the edges of the cake and smooth.
Place the green hallow layer on top and repeat till you reach the orange layer.

Before you place your red (top) layer on the cake fill the hallow cake center with your gold coins.

Once the center is nice and full add your top layer.

Complete frosting the entire cake.
I wanted to add some festive decorations to the outside of the cake as a preview of what was inside.

I added a dot border around the top of the cake.
Then I added some round rainbow sprinkles on top of the border and around the bottom of the cake.

Serve and enjoy your rainbow surprise!

This cake was so fun to make!
I love that it appears a little plain on the outside but then turns into not only a rainbow cake but a rainbow cake with a golden surprise.

This is the perfect cake to make and enjoy this St. Patricks Day (or any) weekend.
What would you put inside your rainbow piñata cake?

All my love,

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