- 200g butter/ margarine (in room temperature)
- 200g white granulated sugar
- 400g self-raising flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 500ml buttermilk
- Food colouring, 1/4 tsp of each colour
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
Resources/Equipment You Will Need
- Mason Jars (check my online store if you need some)
- Mixing bowl
- Hand-mixer/ Wooden spoon
- Cooling Rack
- Kitchen Scale/ Measuring cups
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius/ 340 degrees Fahrenheit/ Gas Mark 4. Have your mason jars ready.
- Prepare your batter in the same manner as I made the vanilla cake. Click here to go the recipe. Please note that in place of brown sugar use white granulated sugar and in place of milk use 500ml buttermilk as listed in the ingredients.
- Divide the batter into 4 equal portions.
- Use the food colours you wish. Here I used pink, blue, yellow and green.
- Use a spoon to scoop the batter in layers into the mason jars. Do this up to half way of the jars. If you over-fill the batter will overflow and spill over when baking.
- Put your jars in a big enough baking tin or casserole dish. Fill it up 1/2 way with water. This is because heat can bend the baking tin whilst baking and also so that there is even distribution of heat from the oven. Bake for 60 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.
- When cakes are done, wait for them to cool. You may place them on a cooling rack.
- Your cake in a jar is ready to be consumed. You may decorate if you wish to or just eat them as they are. Here I used fresh cream frosting, learn how to make your own by going to the recipe here.
Pictorial Detailed Instructions
It’s pretty simple right? To enhance the colour of the cake you can use Neon food colouring. I didn’t have any available with me when I made this so I used the ordinary food colouring. The taste was just fantastic and the kids loved the multicolor effect. Go ahead and try it out. Let me know how it goes when you do. You can even prepare just one colour batter, it doesn’t have to be multicoloured.