So January is the month of resolutions, February is the month of love and March is the month of colours!
Its the month of spring, the flowers are almost about to bloom everywhere making this planet a more beautiful place to live in. Then comes in the Indian festival of Holi with splashes of colour everywhere. Soon enough there's Easter with kids going on a hunt for pastel coloured eggs. And lets not forget the Irish festival of St Patrick's day when people chase rainbows and pots of gold.
You get the picture- colour, colour and more colour. The vibrance, the joy, the energy, the love, the vitality, the zest and the flavours that these beautiful colours represent come alive in the month of March and so my second colourful indulgence for this month was A FUN FUN FUNFETTI CAKE.
Do you see the splash of colours in and on the cake! I was instantly in love with this! This funfetti loaf cake is so easy to make, is moist with a dense tender crumb and tons of sprinkles with a glaze of white chocolate ganache. Simple but its a sight to behold, isn't it?! Lets get making it then, shall we! Just one glitch though, I seemed to have lost some pics from the making of the batter but hopefully you'll be able to follow my instructions clearly. In case of queries, you know what to do. Leave me a comment or email me and I'll get back to you asap
Time taken: 2 hours (including cake cooling time)
Serves: (I'd be happy eating it alone!)
2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
1 tbsp of baking powder
2/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup + 2 tbsp brown sugar
1 cup butter
1 cup of yogurt/ sour cream
3 eggs at room temperature
2 tbsp vanilla extract
4 tbsp sprinkles (more if you like)
Pinch of love
For the glaze
2 cup white chocolate
1 1/2 cups cream
2-3 tbsp butter (to make it glossy)
Food colouring (preferably gel in purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, pink)
Preheat your oven to 350F or 180C
Grease your loaf pan and I like to line the bottom with parchment paper to prevent cake from sticking
In a bowl, cream the butter and sugar till the sugar is all melted and butter turns fluffy
Crack in the eggs and add the vanilla too
Then add the sour cream or yogurt whichever you choose and whisk again till the mixture is light and frothy (No pic, use your imagination!!)
In a separate bowl, mix the flour and the baking powder thoroughly. Bring the combined mix to the wet ingredients and gradually add it while mixing everything together.
Lastly when the mixture is all combined, then add the funfetti sprinkles to the cake batter.
Transfer the batter from the bowl to the loaf pan and bake for 45-55 mins or till the time a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cooking time varies from oven to oven. If you feel like your cake is browning too much on the top, then you can use a foil to cover the top and let the cake bake.
Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool for 10 mins before removing the cake from the pan. Let the cake cool on a wire rack for about 30-40 mins. The cake is ready for the glaze after that
Meanwhile lets make the ganache. In a glass bowl, add bite sized pieces of white chocolate and the cream. I always heat this on a double boiler on the gas to heat the chocolate properly. Microwaving it has sometimes caused the chocolate to seize so I tend to avoid that.
When the chocolate has melted, remove the ganache from the gas and add in the butter. Stir it in so the butter melts and makes the ganache shiny. The consistency of the ganache should be relatively thin so its easy to drizzle on the cake. Divide the ganache in 6 equal portions and add the different colours to the ganache. I used liquid colours but you can use gel too.
How pretty do these colours look! Don't they just invigorate your life!!
Now for the fun part! Drizzle the ganache on the cake. Make it like a rainbow. Make it pretty!! You can swirl the colours, you can do the tie dye effect, you can stripe it horizontally or vertically or diagonally, you can dot the cake....do anything that catches your fancy and see how happy it makes you
Tell me you won't love this colourful little thing right here!! That drizzle- I just want to run my finger through the side of the cake and taste all the colours at once (ofcourse its all white chocolate but you never know. This cake's magical!)
Lets take a peek inside. That crumb!! Moist and tender and those sprinkles!!
Fun fun fun!!!
Indulge! And have a Hap hap happy March my dear peeps!