Red, White and Blue Layer Cake 3



Not only is it The Royal Wedding this Saturday it is also the final of the FA Cup and our patriotic Red, White and Blue Layer Cake is a super simple make perfect for any celebratory occasion.

The secret to making a great Red, White and Blue Layer Cake is to use gel food colouring. that way you get a fabulous colour but also a light sponge with great taste.  I am going to admit that this is a very rough and ready cake and it would also look fab with less icing as a naked cake.

Red, White and Blue Layer Cake

Ingredients for the cake

  • 375g/13oz butter or margarine softened to room temperature
  • 375g/13oz caster sugar
  • 6 large free-range eggs
  • 2 tsp or Elderflower liqueur or  vanilla extract
  • 375g/13oz self-raising flour
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • red and blue gel food colouring

Ingredients for the buttercream

  • 2 blocks of butter, softened at room temperature
  • 2 packets of icing sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of Elderflower Liqueur
  • 2 tablespoons of Milk

 

How to make a Red, White and Blue Layer Cake

The cake is really simple to make, but it does take a little more time, planning and washing up! I can assure you it is worth it for the amazing effect once you cut into it.

Cream butter and sugar together, then add eggs, flour, milk and elderflower or vanilla extract and mix together.
 
Weigh the mixture into three dishes (so you get an equal amount) and then add the gel food colouring to two out of the three batters.  Transfer from the bowl to 3 seven inch greased and lined cake tins.  Then cook for 20 – 25 minutes in a pre heated oven at 180 degrees.
Allow to cool on wire racks.
 

To make the butter icing, add the softened butter, icing sugar, flavouring and milk to a mixer and mix. Start slowly at first with a tea towel over the bowl to stop the icing sugar flying everywhere.

Ice the cakes with the butter icing between the layers, lemon curd would also go really well.   Then cover the cake with icing.

 

Then using two straws, some butchers twine and Kodak printables, I made a mini bunting string.

 

It looks fabulous and so effective.  If you wanted to make it more decorative then you could pile red and blue fruits on top such as strawberries, redcurrants, blueberries and raspberries.

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Red White and Blue Layer Cake

This Red White and Blue Layer Cake is really simple to make, but it does take a little more time, planning and washing up! I can assure you it is worth it for the amazing effect once you cut into it.

Course Cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients

For the cake

  • 375 g/13oz butter or margarine softened to room temperature
  • 375 g/13oz caster sugar
  • 6 large free-range eggs
  • 2 tsp or Elderflower liqueur or  vanilla extract
  • 375 g/13oz self-raising flour
  • 2-3 tbsp  milk
  • red and blue gel food colouring

For the Butter Icing

  • 2 blocks of butter softened at room temperature
  • 2 packets of icing sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of Elderflower Liqueur
  • 2 tablespoons of Milk

Instructions

For the Cake

  1. Cream butter and sugar together, then add eggs, flour, milk and elderflower or vanilla extract and mix together.

  2. Weigh the mixture into three dishes (so you get an equal amount) and then add the gel food colouring to two out of the three batters.
  3. Transfer from the bowl to 3 seven inch greased and lined cake tins.
  4. Then cook for 20 - 25 minutes in a pre heated oven at 180 degrees.
  5. Allow to cool on wire racks.

For the Icing

  1. Add the softened butter, icing sugar, flavouring and milk to a mixer and mix.
  2. Start slowly at first with a tea towel over the bowl to stop the icing sugar flying everywhere.
  3. Ice the cakes with the butter icing between the layers, lemon curd would also go really well.
  4. Then cover the cake with icing.

This Red White and Blue Layer Cake is really simple to make, but it does take a little more time, planning and washing up! I can assure you it is worth it for the amazing effect once you cut into it.

 

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