Following on from last week's practise session of a layered coffee cake when I saw food colouring on offer in ASDA I knew I had to give it a go! I've never used food colouring actually in cakes before, but I have used it to colour icing.
200g Self Raising flour
200g Caster sugar
Then used the usual method, creaming the butter and sugar, then sifting in the flour with each of the eggs.
I then divided the mixture (fairly) equally between five bowls.
I wasn't very impressed with the results though - they came out in differing shades of brown!
I sandwiched them together anyway, using buttercream icing and strawberry jam.
You can see some variations on colour when the cake was sliced through - but it wasn't the effect I was going for!
I'm told I need some food colouring paste, and that will do the trick with it, but unfortunately I won't be able to get my hands on any until Saturday morning, and I need to make my cake on Friday night. I have a wild idea I might do the layers of icing in different colours rather than the actual cake itself, maybe doing a chocolate cake?
Have you used food colouring in baking before?