I made this cake for my daughter. As all girls do, she loves pretty colours and anything that has pink in it. I was going to make a plain butter cake with butter cream frosting but I ended up with this instead. A rainbow cake.
Recipe for Sponge Cake :
4 eggs, separated
pinch of salt
3/4 cup castor sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup cornflour
1 tsp cream of tartar
1 large tbl custard powder
1/2 tsp bicarb soda
Whipped cream and rainbow choc chips to decorate
Preheat the oven to 175deg (155deg fanforced).
Beat egg whites with a small pinch of salt until soft peaks form, and gradually beat in castor sugar.
Beat well until stiff peaks form and very thick, then gently fold in egg youlks and vanilla.
Add twice sifted dry ingredients and gently fold through egg mixture until all combined.
Divide into 3 equal portions and add a few drops of different food colouring in each.
Pour into 2 well greased round tins, letting the colours swirl..
Bake in the middle of the oven for about 20-25 minutes or until the sides of the cake have shrunk a little from the sides of the time. Turn out to cool.
Sandwich the two cakes with a layer of half of the whipped cream in the middle
Spread the reaming whipped cream on top and sprinkle the rainbow choc chips.
Enjoy the cake with family and friends.