As you can never have enough cake in your life, I had to continue experimenting with the multi color marble cake.
During my first try I found out that the amount of color added was important, as it made the batter more liquid. I also found out that the color of the batter was lighter then the cooked cake, resulting in a slightly unappetizing looking purple.
As you can never have enough, this time I went for a bigger batch so I could experiment more:
This time I took more care mixing the food coloring. So I managed to get a good strong orange, a nice stark red, a purple that was nice and light, and a cheerfull green and blue. And of course, food coloring everywhere.
This time around I also payed better attention to making smooth layers that enirely covered the previous one, so the marbling would be more even.
(Is marbling even a word? Spell checker thinks it is…)
Anyway. The cake looked absolutely psychedelic when I got it out of the oven:
And it looked even better out of its tin (I have no patience, it should have cooled longer, hence the corners breaking off).
Cutting the cake revealed its awesome marbling!!!
Again the cake had needed more time in the oven. I had given it 10 minutes more then the previous cake, but I should also have taken into account that this cake was bigger.
One side was a bit underdone, while the other side was almost perfect. Still, nobody noticed that when I served it. Some people didnt believe it to be cake at first.
This type of cake is still a lot of fun to make and I am certainly going to make more of them. Its a lot more time consuming then a regular cake, but I cant wait to see what kind of results I can get with some more experimenting!