Rainbow Sprinkles Cake

From DOMINO SUGAR

Makes one (8”) cake

 

As colorful as its namesake, this yellow cake is frosted with a tangy cream cheese icing and adorned with sprinkles for a festive look.

INGREDIENTS

RAINBOW CAKE

2 sticks unsalted butter, softened

2 cups DOMINO Golden Sugar

4 large eggs, at room temperature

1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 1/2 tablespoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup whole milk

1/2 cup sour cream

1 1/2 cups rainbow sprinkles

 

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

2 (8 oz.) pkgs. cream cheese, softened

3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 (2 lb.) bag DOMINO Confectioners Sugar

 

DIRECTIONS

RAINBOW CAKE

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour three 8” x 2” round cake pans.

2.In the bowl of an electric mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar, until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, and the vanilla. Continue mixing until well incorporated.

3.In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. With the mixer at low speed, alternately add flour mixture and milk, ending the process with flour mixture. Mix about 1 minute. Add sour cream and mix until well incorporated.

4.Fold in rainbow sprinkles. Pour the batter evenly into the prepared pans and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

5.Remove from oven and let the cakes cool in the pan for 20 minutes. Remove from pan and set in a cooling rack. Cool completely. 

6.Assemble cake with cream cheese frosting. Place one cake layer, bottom side up, on a plate. Spread1/2 cup cream cheese frosting. Top with second layer, bottom side up, and 1/2 cup cream cheese frosting. Top with remaining layer, bottom side up. Reserve about 1/2 cup of frosting for rosettes decoration on top. Ice the cake with the remaining frosting. Decorate with rosettes by using a pastry bag fitted with the 1M tip. 

7.Carefully using your hands, apply rainbow sprinkles to the bottom third of the cake. Sprinkle extra rainbow sprinkles on top. 

 

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

1.In large bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla until creamy. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar.

2.To make a decorator frosting, prepare one-half recipe of the above. Beat in 1/4 to 1/2 cup additional confectioners’ sugar. Color as desired with food color; use in a decorator tube.

 

TIP: For the frosting to thin, add a few drops of milk; to thicken, add additional confectioners’ sugar.

 

Find this recipe and more holiday treats at dominosugar.com