- Sunday, 22 March 2015 -
Recipe: Rainbow Jar Cake!
Hello my lovelies! As I type this, I'm sat on my bed staring out at the baby blue skies and glowing sun, because for a while there, it felt like spring was never going to make an appearance. With Easter creeping ever nearer, I thought it appropriate to share a colourful recipe on the blog! When you think of Easter, usually visions of mini eggs, chocolate nests and creme eggs dance through your mind, however this year I thought it'd be fun to do something a little different. As spring is also a time for fashion trends to shed their winter skin, making room for soft pastels and bright tones, I suppose this recipe is also a great way to inject a bit of colour back into your life after what seems like an eternity of mass layering and mornings that nip at your nose!
You will need:
Betty Crocker Vanilla Cake Mix
Food Colouring (of your choice)
3 Fresh Eggs (large preferably)
60ml of Vegetable Oil
180ml of Water
A Kilner Half Pint Jar
Bowls (5 or 6 depending on how many colours you use)
One of the best things about this recipe is that it's fast and fun; I can imagine that it'd be a great novelty for parties or even just as a quirky treat if you're feeling like being a domestic goddess without having the hassle of actually making the mix from scratch.
Step 1/ So, after preheating the oven to 170 degrees (160 degrees for fan), empty your Betty Crocker mixture into a large-sized bowl. With the help of a measuring jug, also pour in 60ml of vegetable oil and 180ml of water.
Step 2/ Using a cup, crack your three eggs into it and stir well until they're completely combined, then pour your eggy mess in with your main mixture and stir until everything's entirely blended.
Step 3/ Seeing as I'd planned to make a rainbow comprised of six colours, I'm going to use six bowls for this next part, however depending on how many colours you wish to have in your rainbow, you can use more or less bowls for this step. So, I scooped out my cake mixture evenly into six separate bowls.
Step 4/ Each bowl represents each colour, so carefully add in your chosen food colouring to each and mix well - I used gels as opposed to liquid food colouring, as gels are easier to work with and the colour blends that bit better.
Step 5/ When you're content with your colours, you can begin emptying the mix of each bowl into your jar. I basically just layered my mix's on top of one and other, so that the colours blended like an actual rainbow - keeping in mind my secondary school science rhyme "Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain".
Step 6/ Only fill your jar about half way full, as you have to remember that your cake will rise, so make sure you're giving it enough room to breath. After you're fully satisfied with your colourful concoction, you can then pop them in the oven for about 30-40 minutes.
Step 7/ As soon as the time's up, take your rainbow cake out of the over and leave it to cool for a generous amount of time, and be careful because the jar's will be HOT! After a while has pasted, I stuck a skewer in mine to check that there was no rawness present, and if not, you're good to go!