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created: 2013/01/16 changed: 2017/01/31

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Ingredients

12 slice(s)

Cake Batter
  • 330 grams raw sugar
  • 250 grams Butter, salt reduced, Cubed
  • 4 eggs
  • 15 grams vanilla extract
  • 460 grams Self Raising Flour
  • 260 grams milk, G
  • Food Coloring, (red, blue, green, yellow, pink, orange)
Meringue Icing
  • 200 grams egg whites
  • 400 grams white sugar
  • 15 grams vanilla extract or essence
Fillings
  • 600 grams cream
  • 100 grams raspberry jam
Topper / Decorations
  • 1 tablespoon 100's and 1000's
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Recipe's preparation

    Cake Batter
  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. 

  2. Place sugar into Thermomix and blitz on speed 6 for 20 seconds. 

  3. Insert cubed butter and set Thermomix for 3 minutes at speed 3. Scrap down sides of the bowl and process for a further minute on speed 3

  4. Keep the Thermomix running, add the eggs one at a time, allow approximately 20 seconds between additions to incorporate the eggs into the batter. Scrape down the sides of the bowl after the last egg is added to the mixture and incorporate for 20 seconds. Process for a further 1 minute. Don't worry if it looks curdled at this time, it will come back together. 

  5. Add the remaining ingredients (vanilla extract, self raising flour and milk) and process on speed 6 for 1 minute. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and process on speed 6 for 30 seconds.

  6. Weigh the mixture and divide evenly into 6 portions. Dye one portion each Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange and Pink. 

  7. Place cake batter into separate 20cm round cake tins and cook for 15 minutes in your per-heated oven, or until a skewer comes out clean. 

  8. Meringue Icing
  9. Insert sugar and blitz on speed 10 until fine.

  10. Insert butterfly. Place all remaining ingredients into the Thermomix.  Select temperature 70speed 4 for 5 minutes. If icing remains grainy, continue mixing for another 1 - 2 minutes. The icing should be white and glossy and have firm peaks. 

  11. Fillings
  12. Place cream into Thermomix. Insert butterfly and turn to speed 4. Watch the cream until it gets to the desired whipped cream consistency (it should be firm or stiff peaks) - approximately 30 - 45 seconds

  13. Place the jam into the Thermomix set to speed 2, reverse speed Counter-clockwise operation, temperature 50 for 1 minute. Keep watch as you are just looking to melt the jam so that it can be easily spread onto the cakes. 

  14. Bringing it together
  15. Now for the fun part!

    Select your serving plate / cake stand, place a small dollop of icing in the centre of the plate/stand. 

  16. Place the blue layer cake on top of the dollop of icing. Spread a thin layer of jam onto the cake, on top of this place a reasonable layer of cream onto the cake (approximately 0.5cm in height). Do not spread the cream out to the edge, keep it 1 - 1 1/2 cm inside the outer edge. As you place the next layer on top a slightly press down the cream will spread to the edges. 

  17. Repeat this process with the Green, Yellow, Orange and Pink layers of the cake.

  18. Place a layer of icing on top of the cake, slowly dollop and spread the icing around the outside of the cake. You can either go for the rustic look keeping little peaks and troughs all over the cake or create a completely smooth surface - the choice is yours!

  19. Sprinkle the top and sides of the cake with 100's and 1000's. 

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Tip

I have tried this with only 2 layers of whipped cream, we all agreed it needed all layers to have whipped cream!



Note for Step 6: This batter generally weigh 1.5kgs, and can be divided into 6 equal portions of 250grams each.



Tip for the Meringue Icing: Best to do this in a cool environment! Trial and error has seen it not turn out well in a humid or warm environment (cake fail for a naming day!). It is a very sweet icing, alternatives which would be just as yum: whipped cream, buttercream icing and / or ganache. Pick the one you like best and give it a try tmrc_emoticons.).


This recipe was provided to you by a Thermomix ® customer and has not been tested by Vorwerk Thermomix ® or Thermomix ® in Australia and New Zealand.
Vorwerk Thermomix ® and Thermomix ® in Australia and New Zealand assume no liability, particularly in terms of ingredient quantities used and success of the recipes.
Please observe the safety instructions in the Thermomix ® instruction manual at all times.

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  • Help! I'm making this now for
    Submitted by Ashevenden on 26. November 2016 - 11:35.

    Help! I'm making this now for my daughters party tomorrow - can I make it all today (and ice it) and refrigerate until tomorrow? Will the icing be ok in the fridge overnight? Ta!

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  • OMG ! Thanks so much for
    Submitted by refellini on 20. November 2016 - 09:22.

    OMG ! Thanks so much for share this recipe !! Just made this cake for my girl's 1st birthday .... and I have to say: I had nightmares thinking if was going to work, and taste blabla.. and was AMAZING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I end up putting just cream in the middle, no jam, cause my jam mixing with the cream, end up been pure water (maybe some reaction).. but is all good!!! Cause was sweet enough without the jam.. and look amazinggg ! Everyone was so surpriseeed when I cut and that I made it hahah !

    1st birthday cake for my girl 1st birthday cake for my girl
    amazing colours amazing colours

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  • great recipe, everyone loved
    Submitted by Shaz_M on 15. October 2016 - 22:00.

    great recipe, everyone loved it. I used buttercream instead & ganache for the drip.Thanks for sharing

     

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  • did the whole mix in one tin
    Submitted by janetmeyn on 3. September 2016 - 17:46.

    did the whole mix in one tin with 5 colours (rainbow/marble style ) - flavour AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!Just takes 1-1.5hrs to cook pending oven

     

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  • This recipe is perfect.!
    Submitted by MrsQ on 27. August 2016 - 13:21.

    This recipe is perfect.! Beautiful light texture. My daughter has been nagging me to make a rainbow cake but with just us two at home atm a full cake would be too much so we halved the recipe and made marbled rainbow cupcakes (the batter made 12 perfect cupcakes) which I'll freeze for school treats. She was so excited to break it open and see the colours.!! I used natural colours the creative cake decorating brand and they turned out vibrant. Great recipe thanks! 

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  • Found I needed a little more
    Submitted by It's Delish on 21. August 2016 - 11:42.

    Found I needed a little more for the 6 layers. Worked out perfectly though!

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  • Cake turned out erll however
    Submitted by bek2908 on 16. August 2016 - 13:07.

    Cake turned out erll however icing was a flop tmrc_emoticons.( Might use buttercream instead !

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  • Hi Taggie i am going to try
    Submitted by bbug on 7. August 2016 - 21:13.

    Hi Taggie

    i am going to try this cake out for my little ones 3rd birthday and wanted to know how you stored the pre made cakes overnight? also what creamy vanilla frosting recipe did you use?

    i am only new to baking so am a bit nervous but want to give it a go!

    thanks

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  • This is a great recipe! very
    Submitted by realaussiemumma on 6. August 2016 - 18:44.

    This is a great recipe! very simple. I used a buttercream frosting in 5 colours over a white crumb coat. Then a white chocolate ganache for the drip! ☺️

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  • I made the cake, but every
    Submitted by therMELicious on 23. July 2016 - 22:21.

    I made the cake, but every layer came outreally flat - not sure what I did wrong? I defintely used SR flour as it was out of a new packet. Any ideas?

    Follow my Thermomixing adventures at www.facebook.com/therMELicious tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Cake was amazing, but had
    Submitted by tash9981 on 19. June 2016 - 20:59.

    Cake was amazing, but had issues with the icing as it was too runny so ended up using a different icing. Thanks for sharing this recipe, I have always wanted to make a rainbow cake.

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  • cake looked amazing and
    Submitted by krissy_k on 18. June 2016 - 23:55.

    cake looked amazing and tasted amazing Thank you 

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  • Very easy to make.  i used a
    Submitted by Chan on 21. May 2016 - 15:56.

    Very easy to make.  i used a 23cm tin which made the layers a bit too thin so will defiantly use 20cm next time. I didn't do the frosting as I wanted to use chocolate ganache as im making a rock climbing cake for my sons birthday. Can't wait to eat it.  

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  • This is a wonderful recipe. I
    Submitted by MeKnowNothing on 7. May 2016 - 18:11.

    This is a wonderful recipe. I found there is no need for the jam/cream between layers; I used butter icing instead between them. 

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  • Cake looks amazing when cut
    Submitted by MrsFrankie on 6. April 2016 - 20:55.

    Cake looks amazing when cut into. Very Yummy too.

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  • I halved recipe and had only
    Submitted by Bel-1981 on 5. April 2016 - 22:40.

    I halved recipe and had only 3 layers. Turned out fantastic. Won't put jam in again, not needed for our tastebuds.

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  • Awesome cake recipe.  Time
    Submitted by AmyZC on 16. December 2015 - 21:59.

    Awesome cake recipe.  Time consuming for me as I only had 1 cake tin the right size so each colour had to be baked seperately!  I had a major flop with the meringue... I ended up with meringue sludge!!  One part of me said to do it the way I know, and the other part said "she'll be right, just follow the recipe.  I had no time to re-do and didn't want to waste the eggs.  So I just stuck it on and hopped for the best.  At the end of the day no one cared, the cake was cut and everyone forgot about the outside!  

    Amy Greenwood | Thermomix Consultant | Tasmania | Facebook: Amy Greenwood - Thermo Consultant

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  • Definitely not, I do 2 layers
    Submitted by Russella on 9. December 2015 - 18:17.

    Definitely not, I do 2 layers at a time and have the others waiting to go. 

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  • Do you need to cook all
    Submitted by chelseat on 6. November 2015 - 06:45.

    Do you need to cook all layers at once? I don't have 6 same size tins.

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  • Thank you for making me look
    Submitted by karissalee on 20. September 2015 - 08:16.

    Thank you for making me look like i actually know what I am doing ha ha! Great recipe!

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  • 5 starts for sure! Was so
    Submitted by melanicca on 8. September 2015 - 09:50.

    5 starts for sure!

    Was so good and so easy, this deserves a separate effort for the star rating!

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  • So easy to make. Was a huge
    Submitted by melanicca on 8. September 2015 - 09:48.

    So easy to make. Was a huge hit with everyone. My daughter couldn't have been happier with her cake.

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  • I made this cake for my
    Submitted by ThePaulie on 7. September 2015 - 15:20.

    I made this cake for my daughter's birthday and it was quite stunning! 

    Also tasted yummy Big Smile

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  • This is the best cake i have
    Submitted by lady_christie on 3. August 2015 - 16:12.

    This is the best cake i have ever made. 

    I didnt add the jam as i dont like jam.

    I made the icing yellow and turned the cake into a minion for my sons 5th birthday cake. 

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  • A fantastic cake! I made
    Submitted by Pempem on 19. July 2015 - 20:19.

    A fantastic cake! I made ahead of time and put it in the freezer. I decorated it the day before the party. 

    I also made cupcakes using this recipe, it makes At least 26 cupcakes - they turned out perfect. 

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  • This was an awesome cake!
    Submitted by rachbake on 30. June 2015 - 21:56.

    This was an awesome cake! Thanks tmrc_emoticons.D

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  • Rainbow   Wonderful, very
    Submitted by Thebartlettbunch on 30. June 2015 - 16:04.

    Rainbow Rainbow
     
     Wonderful, very easy to make tmrc_emoticons.) i just used the edc buttercream, then whipped cream for the centre.  When weighing out the bowls they are 230g each of the mixture.  The birthday girl loves it, thank you tmrc_emoticons.)

    we just halved the mix and made into 15 cupcakes too tmrc_emoticons.) as my daughter wanted to make rainbow cakes in the holidays.

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  • Turned out well. Easy to
    Submitted by simonebb on 14. June 2015 - 08:28.

    Turned out well. Easy to make. Lovely cake but very big and filling. Would probably next time only do 3 layers but realise it wouldn't look as good. Also used buttercream for icing. 

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  • Awesome!
    Submitted by Miche321 on 21. May 2015 - 20:20.

    Awesome!

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  • This cake was terrific!
    Submitted by Taggie on 20. April 2015 - 10:39.

    This cake was terrific! I made it for a birthday and was very nervous cutting into it but it was perfect! I've given 5 stars for the cake, as I didn't make the icing (too many fails with egg whites here so didn't want to risk it!). I filled and covered it with the creamy vanilla frosting recipe and it was delicious. I bake all my layers the day before, and wrapped a wet teatowel around the cake tin so the cakes baked very evenly and flat so they didn't require any levelling. I assembled the cake on the morning of the party and decorated which took just under an hour.

    My only 'problem' was that two of my layers went slightly sticky on the top on the morning of the party. This was easily fixed by slicing off a tiny bit of the tops. They were the only layers it happened too and were most likely bakers error tmrc_emoticons.) The cake was very moist and very easy to ice - not crumbly at all. I did 1 thin quick layer of icing and popped it in the fridge for 15 mins, then did the final icing coat and it was great - no crumbs in it or give away what the cake actually looked like until it was cut! Awesome recipe.

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  • Made this to use to make
    Submitted by Lissie85 on 13. April 2015 - 16:25.

    Made this to use to make coloured cakepops for a baby shower and rainbow cupcakes for my daughters birthday! Absolutely delicious!!!! Big thumbs up from the kids as well!

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  • This was easy to make and
    Submitted by smitchem on 13. April 2015 - 07:12.

    This was easy to make and well converted! Thank you so much! I froze the cakes for ease to put together and used buttercream from edc as I was feeding young children. Amazing recipe! Thanks!

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  • Even I managed to do this. 
    Submitted by MichelleWilson on 14. March 2015 - 09:19.

    Even I managed to do this.  It was easy and it looked impressive.  The weather was very hot so I had a few issues with the meringue melting a little bit but solved that by putting it in the fridge for a while and then putting it on. 

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  • Thank you...i made this for
    Submitted by Sharee7 on 10. February 2015 - 15:03.

    Thank you...i made this for my daughters birthday cake and turned out amazing. However i did use cream cheese inbetween the layers instead of jam. 

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  • Thank you so much for sharing
    Submitted by kdeatta on 10. January 2015 - 02:21.

    Thank you so much for sharing this, I made it the moring of my daughters 4th birthday party, it was so easy to make, the cake was beautiful and moist and the icing was superb....big hit with the guest of all ages and was so worth my daughters reaction when I cut the first slice Party Love

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  • Best birthday cake ever! 
    Submitted by Nicole.L.D.E on 4. January 2015 - 23:33.

    Best birthday cake ever!  tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Hi - I like your idea of
    Submitted by Marjorie.rego on 1. November 2014 - 09:02.

    Hi - I like your idea of halving the recipe and making a marble cake ... did you end up cutting the 23 cm cake in half to get two layers or leave as is? Did you use the icing in the recipe? I am planning to bake a test cake this weeken in preparation for my daughter's 4th birthday in December tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • A+++ Absolutely AMAZING! So
    Submitted by Warniemum on 12. October 2014 - 16:51.

    A+++ Absolutely AMAZING! So quick, easy and amazingly delicious! I made this for my daughters 1st b'day and I recieved so many comments. It was so light and fluffy tmrc_emoticons.) 

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  • This is the most delicious
    Submitted by nikkiann on 6. October 2014 - 15:18.

    This is the most delicious and moist cake ever! I put white chocolate ganache in between the layers and covered in marshmallow fondant. YUM!!!!

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  • i was told by my 7yo i had to
    Submitted by thermomumof4 on 16. August 2014 - 13:27.

    i was told by my 7yo i had to make a rainbow cake for his birthday, this was a perfect recipe, super super moist! i just used a buttercream for the icing as thats our preference

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  • Omg! Made this rapidly Sunday
    Submitted by WildMum on 13. August 2014 - 19:28.

    Omg! Made this rapidly Sunday morning.... Best ever! Moist with the jam and cream layer (mine sort of absorbed it) icing worked a treat too. 

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  • I made this yesterday for my
    Submitted by sgoff72 on 28. June 2014 - 15:14.

    I made this yesterday for my twins 3rd birthday party today. It was a huge hit and no one was expecting all the different coloured layers inside. The icing was fantastic, had to whip it a little longer than it said to get the right consistency.I think this was I had 2 egg whites that were not quite at room temperature.

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  • I'm sorry the icing didn't
    Submitted by Russella on 8. June 2014 - 14:04.

    I'm sorry the icing didn't work out for you! But you have helped me by pointing out i forgot to mention to insert the butterfly before commencing the icing! I only use whole eggs, separating the yokes (saving them for custard) and normally have them at room temperature. I hope you get the chance to try out the icing again, it is very morish once you start! 

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  • I've just made this cake as a
    Submitted by fionahall on 24. May 2014 - 13:08.

    I've just made this cake as a practise run Rainbow cake for my cake business, the cake itself was very easy and tastes amazing. The icing was a flop. I did use the egg whites you buy in a carton so that could be part of the problem but I had to add the butterfly and whip the mixture for an extra 20 minutes to get to the soft peak stage. I bagan to assemble the cake, and even started putting the icing mixture on before deciding that I didn't like the taste and would personally be disappointed with a cake that had such a taste on it. I have scrapped off as much as I can will try another icing recipe, maybe a Swiss Meringue Buttercream... Still a lovely cake though and it was fantastic to make the batter all in one go, I just wouldnt bother with this icing again.

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  • Made a pink and white layered
    Submitted by Fujifuji80 on 12. May 2014 - 04:35.

    Made a pink and white layered version for Mother's Day and my husband said it was the best cake ever! i can't believe how easy it was to make! Only problem I had was the meringue icing was too sloppy. I beated it for almost 3 mins more than the recipe suggested but I never got stiff peaks. does anyone have any tips? 

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  • I haven't had a fail yet. I
    Submitted by Russella on 4. May 2014 - 20:10.

    I haven't had a fail yet. I only thing which I make certain of, and get really picky about is making sure my bowl, blades etc. are super doper clean before I make this icing. A good soapy scrub and a vinegar wash normally do the trick. 

    If the ingredients aren't at room temperature that might also cause a split. 

    I hope you get the chance to have another go, it is seriously yummy!

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  • Epic fail on the icing?! I
    Submitted by Brydielee on 3. May 2014 - 12:40.

    Epic fail on the icing?! I don't know what I did wrong. Definitely no egg yolk got in the mixture but it just wouldn't form stiff peaks! So disappointing! Any advice? What did I do wrong?

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  • My son really wanted to give
    Submitted by Thermo-lish on 25. April 2014 - 15:11.

    My son really wanted to give this a go, we really really enjoyed the Meringue icing and will definately make this icing for other cakes, but we did something wrong with the actual cake batter and it didn't taste very nice. We didn't have any ready made SR Flour, so we made it ourselves, but it just didn't turn out that well at all, and no-one really ate the cake - just the scrumptious icing! We will however give it another try for sure! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! And we will let you know how we go when we make it again!

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  • I made this for my 5 year old
    Submitted by therealtrishd on 16. March 2014 - 08:07.

    I made this for my 5 year old on the weekend! I am NOT a baker, but this was a hit! I will try it again in winter as we are in Cairns and the heat and humidity (30 degrees + the oven) may have impacted some of the finer touches (meringue!!). Your steps were really easy to decipher! Thank you.

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  • Sorry i haven't made it in a
    Submitted by Russella on 21. November 2013 - 14:36.

    Sorry i haven't made it in a bigger tin. I only have theses tins in my cupboard. 

    You could try splitting this maybe between 4 tins instead. It will only have four colours but probably would be an easier height to handle. 

    Hope you enjoy the cake!

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