This cake can be adjusted to shades of any color. It could also be made in bright rainbow colors or pastels.
Makes 1 cake, four layers
3 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
A pinch of salt
2 sticks room temperature butter
2 and 1/3 cup sugar
5 egg whites
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 and 1/2 cups milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl, cream together butter, egg whites, vanilla, and sugar with an electric mixer. Slowly combine dry ingredients and milk. Divide batter evenly into four bowls.
Add coloring to each bowl to create desired hue. I found it easiest to make the darkest and lightest shades first. Transfer to cake pans and bake for about 15-18 minutes. Let cool on racks.
An optional step, but one I found very helpful, was freezing the cakes overnight. They were much easier to work with and prevented crumbs from getting in the frosting. Also, it makes the cake moister. Stack the layers on top of one another, adding frosting in between.
Cover the entire cake with frosting. Click here for my Simple Cream Cheese Frosting recipe.
Happy Birthday to Kunda!
We met Kunda through a Christian organization called The Neighborhood School here in Memphis. My mom is Kunda’s tutor.
Recipe modified from Whisk Kid.