Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Rainbow Cake II

Assalamualaikum dan salam sejahtera semua, 
Rainbow cake untuk yg kesekian kalinya.... Buat kek ni pada hari raya yang lepas.  Kali ini mencuba pula resepi popular seantero dunia, sumbangan Whisk Kid. Ramai yang telah mencuba dengan jayanya. Jom kita tengok hasilan dari dapur saya pula ya..
Resepi ambil dari dapur, Martha Stewart

Vegetable shortening 
3 cups all-purpose flour 
4 teaspoons baking powder 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature 
2 1/3 cups sugar 
5 large egg whites, room temperature 
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 
1 1/2 cups milk, room temperature 
Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple gel food coloring
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush six 9-inch-round cake pans (or as many 9-inch cake pans as you have, reusing them as necessary) with shortening. Line bottom of each cake pan with parchment paper; brush again and set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar. Slowly add egg whites and mix until well combined. Add vanilla and mix until fully incorporated. Add flour mixture and milk in two alternating additions, beginning with the flour and ending with the milk. Mix until well combined. Divide batter evenly between six medium bowls. Add enough of each color of food coloring to each bowl, whisking, until desired shade is reached. Transfer each color to an individual cake pan. Transfer to oven and bake until a cake tester inserted into the center of each cake comes out clean, about 15 minutes (working in batches if necessary).
Remove cakes from oven and transfer to a wire rack; let cool for 10 minutes. Invert cakes onto a wire rack; re-invert and let cool completely. Using a serrated knife, trim tops of cakes to make level. Place four strips of parchment paper around perimeter of a serving plate or lazy Susan. Place the purple layer on the cake plate. Spread a scant 1 cup buttercream filling over the first layer with a small offset spatula so it extends just beyond edges. Repeat process with blue, green, yellow, and orange layers. Place the remaining red layer on top, bottom-side up. Gently sweep away any loose crumbs with a pastry brush. Using an offset spatula, cover the top and sides with a thin layer of frosting (also use any of the excess frosting visible between the layers). Refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes. Using an offset spatula, cover cake again with remaining frosting.
Lemony Swiss Meringue Buttercream 
Ingredients For The Filling And Crumb Coat 
9 large egg whites 
1 3/4 cups sugar 
2 cups (4 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces, room temperature 
2 teaspoons pure lemon extract 

For The Frosting
5 large egg whites
1 cup sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces, room temperature
1 teaspoon pure lemon extract
Make the filling and crumb coat:  (saya tak buat ni)
Cook egg whites and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat, whisking constantly until sugar is completely dissolved. Transfer to the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment; mix on high speed until mixture is room temperature. With the mixer on medium-low, add butter, one piece at a time, mixing well after each addition. Remove whisk attachment and switch to paddle attachment. Increase speed to high and beat until buttercream comes together, about 5 minutes; beat in lemon extract. 

Make the frosting: 
In a clean saucepan and bowl of an electric mixer, repeat process in step 1.
Sambil buat kek yang sebijik kat atas tu, kita larikan juga sedikit adunan dan paipkan dalam balang comel ni untuk dijadikan Jar Cake.  Buat cuma 1 balang jer.  Jadila kan untuk letak dalam blog ni, hehehe....
Selamat Mencuba.


  1. kemasnya layer by layer tu
    cantik sangat

  2. Assaalam kak wattie, waduh cantiknya lapisan kek rainbow akak tu ler!!!!!..macam nak ambil aje yang sepotong tu..akak sihat ke tu dah lama tak singgah kesini..

  3. salam kak wattiee...cantiknyaaaaaaaa sayang nak makan hehee