Sunday, 15 September 2013

Rainbow Cupcake & Cake 彩虹蛋糕 (中英食谱)

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This week my elder child turns twelve years old. She has requested for a rainbow cake for her birthday. I was not very keen to bake this cake initially as it is quite tedious and time consuming.
You see, each layer of the coloured batter has to be baked seperately. My oven has the capacity for baking two six inches layers at one go but I find the baking uneven thus prefers to bake each layer one at a time. Another reason which holds me back is this cake uses many food colourings. Eventually I relented as I thought it would be very meaningful as my girl will be taking her PSLE examinations soon and I would like her to do well and pass with flying colours! This cake is so colourful! It won't hurt much since it is not consumed that often. Another intention is I hope to motivate her to work hard for her coming exams and be a good role model for her as mummy takes up this tedious task.  
The day before her birthday, she was going back to school during the one week September school holiday for her supplementary lesson. I thought it would be nice for her to celebrate her birthday in advance with her classmates. I used the same rainbow cake recipe to make the rainbow cupcakes for her to bring to school and all her friends love this colourful rainbow cuppies and commented that it is too pretty to be eaten!









Rainbow Cupcakes Recipe
彩虹杯子蛋糕食谱

Ingredients 食材: (makes about 20)
226g unsalted butter 无盐奶油
360g castor sugar 细砂糖
5 large egg white 蛋白
2 tsp pure vanilla extract 纯香草精
426g cake flour 低筋面粉
4 tsp baking powder 泡打粉
350ml milk 牛奶


Method 做法:
1. Preheat oven at 180C.
1. 烤箱预热至180℃。

2. Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy.
2. 奶油和糖搅打至蓬松。

3. Beat in egg white a little at a time, ensuring it's well mixed.
3. 蛋白逐渐加入,混合均匀。

4. Mix in vanilla extract.
4. 加入香草精。

5. Add 1/3 of the sifted flour and baking powder and mix well.
5. 加入1/3过筛的面粉和泡打粉,拌匀。

6. Add 1/3 of milk. Mix well.
6. 加入1/3牛奶,拌匀。

7. Repeat step 5 and 6 until all well incorporated.
7. 重复步骤5和6,直到完全拌匀。

8. Divide the batter into 6 equal portions.
8. 面糊分成6份。

9. Add Wilton gel colouring to the 6 divided portions.
(Red; Orange; Yellow; Green; Blue; Violet)
9. 每份加入不同的Wilton凝胶色素。(红,橙,黄,绿,蓝,紫)

10. First, scoop 1.5 teaspoons of violet batter into a white cupcake liner laid in a
cupcake tin, spread it evenly out with the teaspoon. Put it into the preheated oven and baked for 1.5 minutes before taking it out and spreading 1.5 teaspoon of the blue batter on the slightly baked purple batter.
Put it back into the oven and baked for another 1.5 minutes.
Remove from the oven and repeat the steps for green, yellow, orange and red batter.  

10. 首先,舀
1.5茶匙紫色面糊入小蛋糕纸杯,抹平再放入预热烤箱烘烤1.5分钟,取出烤箱。舀1.5茶匙蓝色面糊放在稍微烤的紫面糊上,再放入烤箱烘烤1.5分钟。取出烤箱。剩下的绿色,黄色,橙色和红色面糊重复同样步骤。

11. When all the six colours are filled, continue baking in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
11. 六色面糊都装入小纸杯后,在烤箱继续烘烤15~20分钟或直到竹签插入取出没有沾粘就代表烤熟了。 


Rainbow Cake Recipe
彩虹蛋糕食谱
   
Cake Ingredients 蛋糕食材: (makes a 6" tall cake)  
150g unsalted butter  无盐奶油 
250g castor sugar  细砂糖
3 large egg white  蛋白
1.5 tsp pure vanilla extract  纯香草精
280g cake flour 低筋面粉
2.5 tsp baking powder  泡打粉
240ml fresh milk  牛奶

Method 做法: 
1. Preheat oven at 180C.  
1. 烤箱预热至180℃。

2. Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy.  
2. 奶油和糖搅打至蓬松。

3. Beat in egg white a little at a time, ensuring it's well mixed.  
3. 蛋白逐渐加入,混合均匀。

4. Mix in vanilla extract.  
4. 加入香草精。

5. Add 1/3 of the sifted flour and baking powder and mix well.  
5. 加入1/3过筛的面粉和泡打粉,拌匀。

6. Add 1/3 of milk. Mix well.  
6. 加入1/3牛奶,拌匀。

7. Repeat step and 6 until all well incorporated.  
7. 重复步骤5和6,直到完全拌匀。

8. Divide into 6 equal portions.  
8. 面糊分成6份。

9. Add Wilton gel colouring to the 6 divided portions (Red; Orange; Yellow; Green; Blue; Violet)  
9. 每份加入不同的Wilton凝胶色素。(红,橙,黄,绿,蓝,紫)

10. Pour each colored batter into individual 6 inch round pans laid with baking paper and bake each colour for 15 minutes. (If you only have one pan, after the first violet layer is baked, remove it from the pan, re-line the same pan with new baking paper and pour the next coloured batter into the pan and put it into the oven to bake for 15 minutes. Repeat for the rest of the colours.)
10. 每种颜色的面糊,各自倒入底部铺了烤纸的6寸蛋糕模,烘烤15分钟。 如果你只有一个烤模,每一次烘焙完一种颜色的面糊,就要换新的烘焙纸铺在模底,才倒入下一个颜色的面糊,放入预热烤箱烘烤15分钟。重复直到全部颜色的面糊都烤好了。

11. Cool all cake layers on a wire rack completely before assembly. 
11. 蛋糕要等到完全冷却才可以组合。



   
Cream Cheese filling 奶油奶酪馅:
750g Philidelphia cream cheese, softened at room temperature 奶油奶酪, 室温软化
200g Icing sugar 糖粉

Method 做法: 

Use an electric mixer , beat cream cheese and icing sugar till well mixed. 
用电动搅拌器把奶油奶酪和糖粉搅打直到混合。
  
Whipping cream frosting 鲜奶油霜:  
150g dairy whipping cream  鲜奶油
20g castor sugar  细砂糖
2 tsp instant custard powder  速溶蛋黄粉
 
Method 做法:
1. Beat the whipping cream in a cold metal bowl with sugar till firm and stiff. 
1. 在一个冷钢盆,搅打鲜奶油和糖直到硬性发泡。

2. Add in custard powder and mix well.  
2. 加入蛋黄粉,搅拌均匀。
   
Assembly 组合 :
1. After the baked cake layers are completely cooled, fill each layer generously with the cream cheese icing starting with Violet layer at the bottom, followed by Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange and lastly Red layer at the top.  
1. 蛋糕冷却后,底层放紫色的蛋糕。涂上奶油奶酪馅,再放蓝色蛋糕,涂上奶油奶酪馅。绿色,黄色,橙色蛋糕重复同样步骤,最后一层是红色蛋糕。

2. After all the 6 layers are assembled, crumb coat the whole cake with the remaining cream cheese. Put into the fridge while you prepare the outer frosting.  
2. 6层蛋糕组合后,把剩余的奶油奶酪馅涂在蛋糕的周围。放入冰箱,再准备鲜奶油霜。

3. Decorate the cake as desired.
3. 随意装饰。


Update

Feedback given by reader who has tried this recipe:


Madeline Liew says," I made this for my daughter's 1st birthday. My frosting is still far from perfect but thanks for all the tips given!"








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