As I said in my post yesterday, my daughter got cupcakes on her birthday and a cake for her party. For her cake she just had to have a My Little Pony Rainbow Dash cake. It was all she talked about to me as she knew I would be making her cake. So, about a month ago I started thinking about this cake and what i was going to do. After a couple of days I settled on my plan.
I decided to make the inside of the cake a rainbow. Each layer of the cake would be one of the colors of a rainbow and there would be six layers in all. I also decided that I would tint the frosting a sky blue for the outside of the cake and at the bottom of the cake I would pipe white buttercream into puffs to look like clouds. I figured I would add Rainbow Dash to the top and pipe some more “cloud” around her legs. All in all, I think it came out really cute and all of the kids loved it.
When I decided to make the cake I realized something. I have never posted a basic white cake recipe on the blog before. I knew this needed to be rectified. I also knew that I would have to use a white cake as you don’t want the food coloring altered by adding it to a yellow or some other cake.
- 2 c. all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 1/4 c. sugar
- 1/2 c. butter, softened
- 1 c. milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 3 lrg. egg whites
- food coloring if you want to color
- Preheat oven to 350° and spray cake pans with baking spray.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment add the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Stir to combine on low speed. Add the butter, milk and vanilla and stir until combined. Add the egg whites and mix on low until combined and then increase speed to medium and mix for 2-3 minutes.
- Evenly distribute between pans. For two 9' cake pans bake for 30-35 minutes. Remove from oven and then let cool for 10-15 minutes and then turn out onto a wire rack and finish cooling.
- To make the rainbow cake I doubled the white cake recipe. I then measured out about two cups of cake batter into six bowls. I used food coloring to color each one and then baked each color in a 9" round cake pan for 14-16 minutes. I let it cool about 10 minutes and then turned the cakes out to cool on a wire rack before decorating.