Sunday, March 1, 2009

Sunday's are Chocolate

I have not made this cake for years the unique thing about this cake is the different flavors of the icing. I just used one chocolate cake mix, and cut each layer in half. If I were making this again I would double the icing recipe. I used butter instead of the shortening. Each bite is a different flavor. I am sure it would taste the same with your favorite icing recipe. This icing is smooth and creamy it does not appear to harden up like some I have tried.
Rainbow Frosting

1 cup milk
2 tablespoons flour
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup butter room temperature
1/2 shortening room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
2 to 3 drops green food coloring
1/4 teaspoon almond flavoring
2 to 3 drops yellow food coloring
1/4 teaspoon lemon flavoring
2 to 3 drops red food coloring
1/4 teaspoon peppermint flavoring
3 table spoons cocoa
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

In a small sauce pan, combine milk, flour and salt. Cook over medium heat about 5 to 7 minutes, until thickened. Cool. Combine butter or margarine, shortening and sugar in a medium bowl. Beat well. Add to cooled milk mixture, beating constantly. Beat about 7 minutes, until smooth. Divide mixture among 4 bowls. In the first bowl add yellow food coloring and lemon flavoring. In the second bowl, add green food coloring and almond flavoring. In the third bowl, add red food coloring and peppermint flavoring. Add cocoa and vanilla to the fourth bowl.

8 comments:

Donna-FFW said...

This looks so pretty and cheerful. I love the colors! It sure sounds delicious too!

5 Star Foodie said...

Love the rainbow colors - looks very pretty and yummy!

Joe Moorman said...

Hi Lynette,

Looks very tasty. Hope you don't mind that I added your page as a link on my blog.. WWW.moormansmenu.blogspot.com

I'm really impressed how consistent you are on getting your posts up.. I seem to get really back logged.
Hope all is well take care

Joe

Julie Pia said...

Ooh, I might have to make this for my girls birthdays in March. Such a cute idea.

Passionate About Baking said...

Love the rainbow colouring. My kids are falling over my shoulder begging me to make this!

Frugalhomekeeping said...

This would be cute for an Easter dessert. I'll keep this in mind. Thanks.

Mary said...

I love the colors in your cake. It looks like a real spring treat. I've got this bookmarked --- maybe for Easter.

Katherine Aucoin said...

Your cake certasinly has me in the mood for Spring! What a beautiful, decadant and cheerful treat!