Easter Cake

A beautiful 3 layer sandwich butter cake with each layer a different colour.  Match the icing to the inside colours for maximum effect.




PREP TIME 60mins

COOK TIME 30mins



  • 225g Butter or Brick Margarine, softened
  • 750ml Cake Wheat flour
  • 420ml Huletts Castor Sugar
  • 25ml baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 Extra-large Eggs
  • 150ml milk
  • 75ml water
  • 10ml vanilla essence food colouring (pink, yellow and blue)


  • 400g butter or brick margarine
  • 1250ml Huletts icing sugar
  • Food colouring



  1. Preheat oven to 180 °C. Grease and line 3 X 20cm cake tins.
  2. Place butter or margarine in a bowl and sift in the dry ingredients.
  3. Add eggs, milk, water and vanilla essence.
  4. Beat for 4 minutes with an electric mixer.
  5. Divide the mixture into 3 different bowls and colour each a different colour. (Blue, Yellow, Pink)
  6. Spoon mixture into the prepared cake tins.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes until skewer comes out clean.
  8. Turn out onto wire racks and cool completely before icing.


  1. Cream together butter and icing sugar using an electric mixer until soft, fluffy and light.
  2. Divide the icing in half.
  3. Use one half to sandwich the cakes together and ice the top and sides with a tin coat of white.
  4. Divide the remaining icing into 4 portions.
  5. Colour two portions pink and the other portions blue and, yellow.
  6. Carefully ice the top and sides of first layer pink, then yellow, then blue.
  7. Decorate with eggs and Easter sweets or bunnies.

Top tips

Easter Cake

You can change the colours in this cake. You could do shades of one colour or choose different colours.


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Conversion Table

Cups Tablespoons Grams
Butter 1/4 cup 4 Tbsp 57g
1/3 cup 5 Tbsp + 1 tsp 76g
1 cup 16 Tbsp 227g
Flour/Sifted 1/4 cup 4 Tbsp 30g/27g
1/3 cup 5 Tbsp + 1 tsp 40g/35g
1/2 cup 8 Tbsp 60g/55g
1 cup 16 Tbsp 120g/110g
Granulated Sugar 1/4 cup 4 Tbsp 50g
1/3 cup 5 Tbsp + 1 tsp 65g
1/2 cup 8 Tbsp 100g
1 cup 16 Tbsp 200g
Brown Sugar/ Firmly Packed 1/4 cup 4 Tbsp 45g
1/3 cup 5 Tbsp + 1 tsp 60g
1/2 cup 8 Tbsp 90g
1 cup 16 Tbsp 180g
Water 1/4 cup 4 Tbsp 57g
1/3 cup 5 Tbsp + 1 tsp 76g
1/2 cup 8 Tbsp 114g
1 cup 16 Tbsp 227g