Thermomix Rainbow Swirl Cake Recipe

Thermomix Rainbow Swirl Cake Recipe
A fluffy dessert to eat at any time: Thermomix Rainbow Swirl Cake Recipe!

In Italy we call it Arlecchino cake, in honor of Arlecchino who is the funniest and prankster mask of our carnival tradition. This Arlecchino cake is dedicated to him, very colorful and cheerful, just like the character :-)

To prepare it, just get food coloring, preferably gel, and follow the recipe step by step. Looking at it from the outside it will look like a cake like the others, but when cut ... Carnival surprise! It will reveal all its joy !!.

This soft and colorful cake is particularly impressive! It seems very complicated to do, but it is rather simple and the result is amazing! You will see will surprise your guests!

In Italy we all know Arlecchino. It is one of the carnival masks of our tradition. Arlecchino (Arlechì in Bergamo) is a famous Bergamo comedy mask that spreads in Italy in the mid 1500s. The origin of the character, however, is much older, and is linked to the agricultural world.

Although it is a male character, as a child my mother sewed me a beautiful Harlequin mask. A rather funny all-colored jumpsuit. I liked the idea of wearing a colorful jumpsuit. Obviously without a black mask on the face that did not suit a child.

What is your favorite carnival mask?

If you want to have some advice on which food colors to choose, you can take a look at at this post: Food coloring: powder, liquid or gel?.

Of course, you can also prepare the icing sugar that covers the cake and jam with the help of the Thermomix. I advise you to use a light-colored jam such as peach jam or apricot jam or orange jam.

To decorate you can also add colored sugars or chocolate smarties ... In short, you can give space to your imagination. ;-)


(8 people)
- 5 g organic lemon zest
- 300 g sugar
- 4 medium eggs
- 150 plain flour
- 150 g potato starch
- 150 g whole milk
- 150 g seed oil
- 16 g baking powder
- 3 gel food coloring (red, green and blue)

For decoration

- Light colour jam to taste
- Colored sprinkles to taste
- Powdered sugar to taste

Let's cook

Put 5 g organic lemon zest in the mixing bowl and chop 5 Sec. Speed 7. If necessary, bring to the bottom with the spatula and repeat. Set aside.

Preheat the oven to 180C degrees.

Place the butterfly whisk and put 300 g sugar and 4 medium eggs in the mixing bowl and Mount 15 Min. Speed 3.

With the blades in motion 1 Min. Speed 3, add 150 g plain flour and 150 g potato starch with a spoon, a little at a time.

Always with the blades in motion 1 Min. Speed 3, add 150 g whole milk at room temperature and 150 g seed oil flush from the lid hole.

Finally, add 16 g baking powder and the chopped lemon zest and mix 20 Sec. Speed 3.

Line the bottom of a 20 cm diameter mold with backing paper, butter and flour the edges.

Divide the mixture into four bowls. In a bowl do not add anything.

In the others, put a different food coloring in each and mix slowly until you get a uniform color.

With a kitchen spoon, put a little white, then blue, then red and finally green dough into the pan. Proceed in this way until all four doughs are used up.

Place the mold in the oven and bake for 40 Min. 180C.

Turn off and let the cake cool in the ajar oven.

Once cold, remove the cake from the mold.

With a pastry brush, sprinkle the side edge with a little light colour jam (such as peach), then roll the edge of the cake onto a plate full of colored sprinkles.

Put the dessert on a serving dish, sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.


You can use gel or powder dyes.

Let the cake cool in the oven that is turned off and ajar, so that it doesn't deflate.

The cooking times of desserts vary from oven to oven: always do the toothpick test!

If you want, you can fill the cake with Thermomix custard.

Translated from the Torta arlecchino
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