Ombre cake

Approx. 2 hours including decorationpracticed
What you need: 20 cm diameter springform tin

Cake mixture
(for 4 cake layers)

  • 4 × 150 g soft margarine
  • 4 × 140 g sugar
  • 4 × 3 eggs
  • 4 × 25 ml buttermilk
  • 4 × 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 × 110 g flour
  • 4 × 50 g food starch
  • Decocino blue Food Colouring Paste
  • Decocino Non-stick Baking Spray


  • 120 g soft butter
  • 400 g icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Decocino Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 200 g cream cheese


  • Decocino blue Food Colouring Paste


Baking (for each of the 4 cake layers)

  1. Stir the butter and sugar for approx. 5 min until they are frothy. Add the eggs one by one and fold into the buttermilk. Sieve flour, baking powder and starch and mix them in briefly.
  2. Pour the first cake batter into a springform cake tin pre-sprayed with Decocino Non-stick Baking Spray and bake the first cake in a preheated oven at 175 °C over/under heat for approx. 25 min (testing consistency with a skewer!). Allow the cake to cool down a little in the tin, then release it from the springform and allow it to cool down completely on a wire cake stand.
  3. Prepare the other layers one by one and dye the cake batter in each case with Decocino Food Colouring paste in varying shades of blue, baking each like the first layer.


  1. Whip the butter thoroughly for the frosting, then fold in the sieved icing sugar and the Decocino Vanilla Extract. Beat the entire mixture for about 10 minutes until it is frothy, then use a whisk to fold in the cream cheese.
  2. Align the cooled layers using a big knife.
  3. Place the first layer onto a baking tray and cover it with a little buttercream. Then, place the second layer on top, add a coat of buttercream, and so on.
  4. Colour the remaining buttercream using Decocino blue Food Colouring Paste and apply the blue buttercream to the top of the cake.

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