Rainbow Candy Surprise Cake

This coconut rainbow cake is low key filled with surprise candy - kind of like an edible piñata.

Ingredients

Cake

  • 850g all-purpose flour
  • 530g caster (superfine) sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 750 ml of milk
  • 250ml vegetable oil
  • 250g unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 tbsp Greek yogurt (can substitute with sour cream)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp coconut essence
  • 1 drop blue food gel
  • 1 drop green food gel
  • 1 drop yellow food gel
  • 1 drop orange food gel
  • 1 drop pink food gel
  • 1 drop purple food gel
  • 2-3 packets of Assorted candy
  • Coloured sprinkles

Frosting

  • 1 batch Swiss meringue buttercream frosting (recipe:thescranline.com You can also use regular canned buttercream frosting.)
  • 1 tsp coconut essence
  • 1 drop blue food gel
  • 1 drop green food gel
  • 1 drop yellow food gel
  • 1 drop orange food gel
  • 1 drop pink food gel
  • 1 drop purple food gel

Steps

  1. Preheat a fan-forced oven to 160C (320F) or 180C (356F) for a conventional oven. Spray an 8” cake tin with oil spray and line the bottom with baking paper.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the flour, baking powder, caster sugar and salt.

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