Rainbow jelly cakes

A surprising and colourful alternative to cupcakes and biscuits, this treat combines your kids' favourite aspects of fluffy cakes and wobbly jelly into one dessert.

  • 20 mins preparation
  • 15 mins cooking
  • Makes 24 Item
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Rainbow jelly cakes
  • 250 gram unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup (220g) caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cup (300g) self-raising flour, sifted
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) milk
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 80g packet raspberry jelly crystals
  • 1 80g packet pineapple jelly crystals
  • 1 80g packet blueberry jelly crystals
  • 2 cup (160g) dessicated coconut


Rainbow jelly cakes
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Grease two 12-hole, round-based patty pans.
  • 2
    Beat butter, sugar and vanilla bean paste in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until pale and creamy. On a low speed, add beaten egg, a little at a time, alternating with a spoonful of flour. Gradually add milk, then the remaining flour and salt.
  • 3
    Spoon 1 tablespoon of batter into each of the patty cake holes; bake 10-12 minutes, or until firm to the touch and golden brown. Cool cakes in pan 2 minutes; turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, make the jellies according to packet instructions in three separate bowls; refrigerate until jelly is set to consistency of unbeaten egg whites. Place half the coconut onto a wide, flat plate.
  • 5
    Dip each cake into one of the jellies, alternating the colours; toss in the coconut (replace with remaining coconut when necessary). Place on prepared tray. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to set.

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