Polka dot cake

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This impressive polka dot cake would make the perfect birthday or celebration cake. It’s much easier to make than you may think (you could even get the children to help) with colourful polka dots hidden carefully in the sponge. The kids are going to love it!

Learn how to make your own with our simple step-by-step recipe.

This cake will take about 3-4hrs to make and needs time to set so make sure you make it the day or well before you’d like to serve it so you have plenty of time for it to set.

You could use a theme of different colours – we’ve gone for rainbow but try different shades of blue or pink for a baby shower, green, red and white for Christmas or yellow and pink for Easter.

Ingredients

For the cake pops:

  • 150g self-raising flour
  • 150g butter
  • 150g golden caster sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla bean extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 2tbsp milk
  • various food colour pastes

For the cake:

  • 315g self-raising flour
  • 315g butter
  • 315g golden caster sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1tsp vanilla bean extract

For the buttercream:

  • 250g butter
  • 450g icing sugar
  • 3tbsp hot water
  • ½ jar of jam (for filling)

For polka dots:

  • 50g fondant
  • 50g modelling paste
  • various food colour pastes