Friday, March 9, 2012

Holi cake...For the Festival of colours

A very happy Holi to all my readers and friends....For Holi , I made this colorful cake....The cake was the Basic Sponge cake, which is one of my very old recipe and has never failed me....I experimented by coloring the batter in various colors and making a colorful cake....

In my previous post, I made a zebra cake and the stripes did not came out the way, I was expecting....I think my speculation was correct  ,that because the two batters were not of same consistency, it happened...In this cake , I kept all the batters of same consistency and got beautiful patterns....So here is the recipe..

All you need is

All purpose flour-1 cup
Sugar-1 cup
Butter-1\2 cup
Baking powder-1 tsp
Baking soda-1\2 tsp
Vanilla extract-1 tsp
Food colors-I used yellow, green, magenta, and blue

Soaking syrup

water-1\2 cup
Sugar-1\2 cup
Vanilla extract-1 tsp


Whipping cream-3 cups
Confectioner's sugar-1cup
Vanilla extract-1 tsp

Method of preparation

Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees
Grease and line an 8" pan
Mix all purpose flour, baking powder and baking soda and keep aside
Beat egg and sugar till light and fluffy ( approx 2-3 minutes)
Add butter and beat
Add flour and vanilla extract and mix well
Divide the batter in 4 parts in separate bowls
Add one food color to each bowl
Pour the batter from one bowl in the center of the pan
Pour batter from another bowl on top of the first batter
Keep pouring the batter on top of the previous batter until you are out of batter
Tap the pan on the slab once
Bake for 30-35 minutes
Cool the cake in the pan for 5 minutes
Take out from the pan and cool on a cooling rack

Soaking syrup

Mix all the ingredients and cool

Whipped cream

Add all the ingredients in a bowl and whip till cream  forms stiff peaks


When the cake is cooled, cut it into half
Brush one half with half of the soaking syrup and spread 1 cup of whipped cream on top of it
Cover with the other half
Brush with the remaining soaking syrup
Cover with a layer of frosting ( this is called crumb coat )
Decorate the cake with the remaining cream


  1. What a lovely cake. I love the colors. Great job.

  2. Looks so beautiful... Perfect holi cake

  3. Looks really pretty ! I just love the different layers of color !

  4. That looks Awesome, Neha....So colorful perfect cake for holi..Hope you had a great holi

  5. lovely and colourful cake...

  6. what a beautiful idea Neha and you executaed the whole thing very well. the cake looks amazingly neat and professional. awesome post.

  7. Very colorfully and nicely done Neha, brings out the festival mood..

  8. wow..awesome recipe


  9. Lovely ! I hope you had an enjoyable holi.

  10. Happy Holi Neha,how I wish I had experience this colourful festival once at least..and cake looks beautiful!

  11. This is really beautiful. you have created a rainbow of holi colors in the cake. Well done Neha!

  12. Hey, Invite me over please :D They're irresistible and I've a sweet tooth!
    Incredible work. Keep it up!

  13. Neha...what a way to wish Holi...loved it! Great work and glad to follow u :)

  14. wow..what a beautiful cake..this is the perfect holi recipe i have seen till date

  15. oh WOW im in love with all the colours! would love to know how u decorated with thet multi coloured frosting, never seen anything like that before

  16. wow....a perfect cake for HOLI!!! I really liked the way you've mixed & decorated the colours!! Looks fabulous. I'm sure it tasted great too :)

  17. Cake looks so beautiful and colorful, so apt for Holi .

  18. wow, awesome cake, so colourful..truly holi special :)

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  19. Hey, thi is such a colourful post! Love everything about it :) What a yummy cake!

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  20. Amazing work..lovely :-)

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  21. That is such a lovely and colourful cake!!! Apt for Holi :)

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  22. Such a stunning cake!lovely colors!

  23. Omg such a lovely cake love it totally


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