Cake Number 2: Rainbow Cake (Fiji)

Rainbow Cake3 Edit

I’m sticking with my challenge so far – two cakes in three days!  I’m on a roll!  And look how bright that cake is!  It’s lovely!

So, rainbow Cake is apparently from Fiji – who knew?  But that could maybe have something to do with the fact that there are no eggs in this cake.  None at all!  Unfortunately, the cake itself was a bit tasteless (and chewy?) and I’m not sure if I did something wrong, or if it was a result of the no-eggs thing.  In fact, the chocolate ganache covering the cake was what gave it the flavour!  But…if you’re not a big dark chocolate fan (like me), then I would suggest maybe using milk chocolate – I used 50% dark chocolate, instead of 70%, like the recipe asked, and it was still super strong!  Plus, I think, the next time I make this, I’ll put jam in the middle of the layers, instead of more ganache, just for a little bit more flavour 🙂

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Look how tall my cake is!  I’ve never made a cake so tall before!  (Although, you guys don’t know how big my hands are.  I might have tiny hands… I don’t – and I have piano to thank for that 😀 )  My limit has been the standard two-layers and this one was seven!  I messed up a bit with the ganache, as I left it in the fridge a bit too long and it solidified too much for me to smooth it out properly – but I was impatient to see if it was bright inside – and I was delighted to find that it was!

Rainbow Cake2 Edit Bright colours make me happy 🙂

As a side note, I didn’t realise until they arrived but my cake plates were more sandwich tins, than cake plates.  As a result, I basically halved all of my ingredients (and I’m glad I did, I didn’t realise that I didn’t have enough condensed milk for the actual recipe – even though I had four tins!  Four!), which still resulted in a huge cake.  Can you imagine how big it would have been if I’d had actual cake pans??