RAINBOW BUNDT CAKE

                                              
                                   RAINBOW BUNDT CAKE
 
Baking is such a joy. Every time I bake something and the results are up to my expectations my joy has no bounds. I feel on cloud 9. 
 
I baked this beautiful Rainbow Bundt Cake for my Hubby’s B’Day. A simple vanilla flavored cake in bundt pan.
 
Need not to say just a look brought a bright wide smile on his face.
 
The colors, the layers, the texture, the ganache everything came out so well and so perfect,I think I need a pat on my back.
 
                                             
A Bundt cake is a cake that is baked in a Bundt pan, shaping it into a distinctive ring shape. As such theres no specific or particular recipe for a Bundt cakes ; however their characterizing feature is their shape. A Bundt pan generally has fluted or grooved sides, but its most defining design element is the central tube or “chimney” which leaves a cylindrical hole through the center of the cake. The design means that more of the mixture touches the surface of the pan than in a simple round pan, helping to provide faster and more even heat distribution during cooking. 
                                                
INGREDIENTS:
  • 3 cups-All purpose flour/maida
  • 2 tsp-Baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 cup-Water
  • 1 cup-Melted butter or Oil
  • 1.5 cup-Sugar
  • 6 tbsp-Yogurt/curd+ 2tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp-White vinegar (substitute is 1 tbsp lime juice)
  • 1 tsp- Baking soda
  • 2 tsp-Vanilla essence
  • Few drops of colors of your choice 
For GANACHE
  • (Pouring Consistency)
  • Chocolate 250 gms
  • Whipping cream 100ml
  • Butter 1tbsp
                                                   
INSTRUCTIONS:
  • Just keep everything ready as you have to be quick enough to mix the batter
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
  • Prepare the Bundt Pan by spraying or applying oil generously and dusting with flour. 
                                                      
  • First sift the all purpose flour/maida with the baking powder and a pinch of salt in a mixing bowl or pan. 
                                                         
  • Now take butter and melt it in a small pan or microwave.
  • Just melt the butter, there is no need to heat it.
  • When the butter is still warm, add the sugar to the melted butter.
  • (If using oil just warm it a little bit).
                                                          
  • Stir and mix well. Keep aside.
  • Now  whisk the 6 tbsp yogurt + 2 tbsp water till smooth.
  • Add 2 tbsp vinegar.
  • Then add the baking soda and stir.This mixture will be frothy n bubbly. 
                                                          
  • Pour the butter+sugar mixture, 1cup water and the frothing yogurt+vinegar+baking soda into the sieved flour.
  • Add vanilla extract. 
                                                          
  • Be quick enough to fold and make a lump free batter. Do not over fold. 
                                                           
  • I wanted a Rainbow Cake so divided the batter in 6 parts and added few drops of each color to the batter.
  • Violet(Mixed Red & Blue in the ratio of 2:1)
  • Blue
  • Green
  • Yellow
  • Orange
  • Red 
                                                            
  • Pour the batter one by one in the bundt pan till 3/4th.
  • Start with Red colored batter followed by Orange then Yellow,Green,Blue and in the last Voilet.
                                                             
  • Shake and tap the sides of the tray so that air bubbles are released. 
                                                            
  • Place the pan in the preheated oven in the center rack.
  • Bake at 180 degrees C for 25-30 minutes or till a skewer inserted in the cake comes out clean. 
                                                             
                                                              
  • Once done let the pan stand at room temperature for 10-15minutes.Gently run a knife along the edges. Don’t forget to run the knife in the centre of the pan
  • Invert the pan on a plate or a wire rack.
  • If you have greased n floured the pan well the cake will glide out smoothly.
  • Enjoy it as it is or can pour some ganache.
  • I’ve poured some white chocolate ganache over it.
  • In a bowl break the pieces of chocolate n melt in Microwave for 20-30 secs.
  • In a separate bowl warm butter and cream together for 30-40 secs. Just warm it and not boil it.
  • Mix together melted chocolate n cream butter mix.
  • Pour it over the cake.
  • Garnish the cake with colorful sprinkles and some fruits.
  • Enjoy.  
                                                 
 

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