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Filling for rainbow cake

(9 Posts)
BringOn2014 Tue 03-Dec-13 18:11:11

I'm making a rainbow cake for DHs birthday tomorrow, did a practice run last week with 4 layers and it turned out well but I used buttercream inbetween all the layers and it was a bit too sweet.
DH doesnt like cream cheese frosting so what are the other options? I read about some icing with egg whites but is it difficult to do? Im not good at the technical stuff and I was wondering if it is actually much less sweet than the buttercream.
Or I was thinking about alternating jam and buttercream layers, would that work?
Any ideas greatly received smile

MikeLitoris Tue 03-Dec-13 18:13:35

There is one that can be made with flour. Siunds grim but it it lovely. Ill see if I can link to it.

MikeLitoris Tue 03-Dec-13 18:17:04

http://tastykitchen.com/blog/2010/03/a-tasty-recipe-thats-the-best-frosting-ive-ever-had/

The first time I tried it I used caster sugar and it wasnt that nice. Did it again with granulated sugar and a drop of pure vanilla and it was gorgeous. I'm not keen on overly sweet icing either.

BringOn2014 Tue 03-Dec-13 20:28:15

Thanks Mike I'll definitely give it a shot. You definitely think to try it with granulated sugar though, wasnt it crunchy? grin

MikeLitoris Tue 03-Dec-13 21:01:33

Surprisingly not!

stephenisjustcoming Wed 04-Dec-13 15:47:08

I make cooked flour frosting all the time now - it's delicious. Not too sweet but really creamy and light, not cloying like icing sugar + butter. Granulated sugar really is the key, though. Something magic happens to it, obviously.

lyndie Wed 04-Dec-13 15:53:37

That looks lovely - could you tell me what you did measurement wise for the cup of butter and sugar? A teacup? Something bigger? Or do you have a weight in mind of butter and sugar?

BringOn2014 Thu 05-Dec-13 15:37:42

Thank you so much Mike thanks I have to admit I wasnt sure how it was going to turn out but it was perfect and definitely a new family favourite! grin

MikeLitoris Thu 05-Dec-13 17:46:07

Thats great.

You need to try it with chocolate cake. It tastes even better.

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