According to an Italian common saying, when it’s Carnival time every prank goes… so, prepare with Sonia this soft and joyful multi-color cake, which will make both adults and kids gasp in amazement!
Hi all of you friends, if you’re looking for a Carnival sweet but you don’t want anything fried, I’ve the right idea for you: the multi-color cake. It’s a soft and colorful cake, that will leave your kids astounded, suitable for breakfast or as a snack. Let’s see together what ingredients we’ll need:
• 2 ½ cups (300 g) of extra fine flour
• ¾ cup (100 g) of potato starch
• 4 medium eggs
• 1 organic lemon and orange
• less than ½ cup (100 ml) of fresh whole milk • 5 oz (140 g) of butter
• just over 1 cup (220 g) of sugar
• 1 sachet of baking powder
• 1 sachet of vanilla powder
• at least 3 food dyes, we’ve chosen red, blue and yellow
Let’s make together the multi-color cake!
In this bowl, I put the butter at room temperature, the sugar and the vanilla powder, I reduced everything to a soft, foamy mixture, and now we’ll add the 4 eggs, one at a time, and the milk, both at room temperature.
To this mixture, I added first the grated zest of an orange and a lemon, then the sifted flour, potato starch and baking powder. Now we’re going to divide the dough into 4 equal parts, using 4 different bowls.
After dividing the dough into 4 bowls, as you can see I added the colouring in just 3 of them, leaving the last one natural. To get such bright colors, I’m using powdered colorings; you can buy also the liquid ones, but you’ll get pastel colors. So, let’s begin to form the cake.
Grease with butter and flour a 7-inch mould, if you have use a tall one so the cake can rise vertically and when you slice it you’ll see all the colors inside. Now, begin to form the cake by putting a spoonful of mixture in the centre of the mould, in this way… go on with the other colors, by dropping one spoonful at a time onto the previous one… until you’ve run out of ingredients.
And here is the final result! Now we’re ready to bake the cake at 350°F for about 50-60 minutes, anyway check the cooking time with a toothpick until it comes out clean.
50-60 min. — 350°F (180°C)
Look at the wonderful colors of this cake! As a final touch, sprinkle the top with powdered sugar and edible glitters. From Sonia and GialloZafferano, bye and see you next Carnival recipe.