Layer Cake

(0)
0 0 5
Rate this recipe Thanks for your feedback!
    (Not for me)
    (OK)
    (Nice)
    (Tasty)
    (Scrumptious)

This colourful Layer Cake has been made with Dr. Oetker Gel Food Colours on a pale cake batter to make the most beautiful and vibrant shades.

8 - 10 servings

Difficult 60 Minutes

Ingredients

Ingredients

For the recipe  Layer Cake

For the Cake:

15 Egg Whites
2.5 Dr. Oetker Cream of Tartar Sachets (2 ½ tsp)
375 g Caster Sugar (8 oz)
250 g Plain Flour (5 oz)
7.5 ml Dr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Extract (1 ½ tsp)
Dr. Oetker Red Extra Strong Food Colour Gel
Dr. Oetker Blue Extra Strong Food Colour Gel
Dr. Oetker Green Extra Strong Food Colour Gel
Dr. Oetker Yellow Extra Strong Food Colour Gel

For the Filling:

175 g Unsalted butter
325 g Icing Sugar (11 oz) plus extra for dusting
5 ml Dr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Extract (1 tsp)
100 g Full Fat Cream Cheese (3 ½ oz)

preparation

Preparation

Layer Cake

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C Fan, Gas Mark 4). Line the bottom and sides of five, loose bottomed 20cm (8inch) diameter Victoria sandwich tins with baking parchment.

Step 2: In a large, grease-free bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff (for best results use a stand mixer with whisk attachment). Add the Cream of Tartar, half of the sugar and the Madagascan Vanilla Extract. Whisk until thick and glossy.

Step 3: Sift in the flour and remaining sugar into the mixture in 4 batches, folding in gently after each addition, until well combined.

Step 4: Divide the mixture equally between 5 bowls. Add a Gel Food Colour to each bowl to achieve desired colour level. Carefully fold in the Gel Food Colour and spoon the mixture into the tins.

Step 4: Green: 20g (10ml, 2 tsp or 1 tube)

Step 4: Blue: 15g (15ml, 1tbsp or 1 ½ tubes)

Step 4: Yellow: 5g (5ml, 1 tsp or ½ tube)

Step 4: Red: 3.5g (3.5ml, 1 ½ tsp)

Step 4: Red to make pink: 20 drops (1g)

Step 5: Smooth the tops and bake on the middle shelf in the oven for 14 minutes until just firm to the touch and very lightly browned. Carefully turn on to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 6: To serve, place the butter in a mixing bowl and gradually sieve in the icing sugar. Stir in the Vanilla Extract and mix in the soft cheese. Mix well to make a smooth, creamy, spreadable filling. Spread 4 layers of sponge with sufficient filling to just cover and sandwich together. Dust with icing sugar just before serving.

1 serving = 133g

Nutritional Information for the recipe Layer Cake

Per Serving Per 100 g / ml
Energy 2600 kJ
621 kcal
1264 kJ
302 kcal
Fat 18.93 g 9.19 g
Carbohydrate 100.22 g 48.65 g
Protein 10.74 g 5.21 g

preparation

Preparation

Layer Cake

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C Fan, Gas Mark 4). Line the bottom and sides of five, loose bottomed 20cm (8inch) diameter Victoria sandwich tins with baking parchment.

Step 2: In a large, grease-free bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff (for best results use a stand mixer with whisk attachment). Add the Cream of Tartar, half of the sugar and the Madagascan Vanilla Extract. Whisk until thick and glossy.

Step 3: Sift in the flour and remaining sugar into the mixture in 4 batches, folding in gently after each addition, until well combined.

Step 4: Divide the mixture equally between 5 bowls. Add a Gel Food Colour to each bowl to achieve desired colour level. Carefully fold in the Gel Food Colour and spoon the mixture into the tins.

Step 4: Green: 20g (10ml, 2 tsp or 1 tube)

Step 4: Blue: 15g (15ml, 1tbsp or 1 ½ tubes)

Step 4: Yellow: 5g (5ml, 1 tsp or ½ tube)

Step 4: Red: 3.5g (3.5ml, 1 ½ tsp)

Step 4: Red to make pink: 20 drops (1g)

Step 5: Smooth the tops and bake on the middle shelf in the oven for 14 minutes until just firm to the touch and very lightly browned. Carefully turn on to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 6: To serve, place the butter in a mixing bowl and gradually sieve in the icing sugar. Stir in the Vanilla Extract and mix in the soft cheese. Mix well to make a smooth, creamy, spreadable filling. Spread 4 layers of sponge with sufficient filling to just cover and sandwich together. Dust with icing sugar just before serving.

1 serving = 133g

Nutritional Information for the recipe Layer Cake

Per Serving Per 100 g / ml
Energy 2600 kJ
621 kcal
1264 kJ
302 kcal
Fat 18.93 g 9.19 g
Carbohydrate 100.22 g 48.65 g
Protein 10.74 g 5.21 g

Tracking consent

We would be happy if you agreed that we and our partners use cookies and similar technologies to understand how you use our website. This enables us to better understand your user behaviour and adapt our website accordingly. Furthermore, we and our partners would like to use this data for personalised offers on their platforms. If you agree to this, please click on "Agree". Please refer to our privacy policy  for detailed information. You can change your mind at any time.

Necessary features

We need these cookies and similar technologies to enable the basic functions of our website. This includes, for example, saving these settings. This is strictly necessary so that you cannot switch this off.

Always active

Analytics and personalisation

In addition, we would like to learn more about how you use our website in order to optimise it for you and other users. To this end, we use cookies and similar technologies that map user behaviour and thus help us to improve our offer for you.

Yes

No

(Re-)Marketing / data sharing with third parties

To ensure that we can tailor our marketing campaigns to your needs, we collect how you come to our website and how you interact with our advertisements. This helps us to make not only our ads, but also our content even better for you. Our marketing partners also use this information for their own purposes, e.g. to personalise your account or profile on their platform.

Yes

No