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Best Sri Lankan Ribbon Cake - Hilton Style

Ribbon cake sandwiched with brownie
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Servings: 16 Pieces


  • Oven
  • Cake mixer


  • 250 g Butter Soften, Unsalted
  • 250 g Sugar White
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence
  • 1 drop Almond essence
  • 225 g All-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/4 cup Milk Fresh, full-cream
  • 1 tbsp Oil Canola, Vegetable


  • Preheat oven to 175C. line two 19 x 19 cm square pan with baking paper. If you are doing only the ribbon cake and not the whole cake with brownie, then use one pan to bake the cake.
  • In a cake mixer (stand or hand held mixer)Place the soften butter and sugar in the mixing bowl and mix well on high speed until creamy
  • Add vanilla, almond essence, oil and mix well
  • Add in the eggs one by one until fully incorporated
  • Reduce the speed and fold in the sifted flour and baking powder
  • Finally, add milk and mix until fully incorporated
  • Divide the batter into two equal parts, add a dollop of pink colouring to one part and green colouring to the other part and mix well separately
  • Add in both batters to the prepared lined trays and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes
  • Take it out of the cake pans and let it cool on a wire rack, while it is hot, you can simply peel off the top brown layer of the cake ( note you can also carve it with a knife, but it easily peels off) The brown layer will be different from oven to oven, if there is no brown layer then leave the cake as it is.


  • Click here to get my Brownie recipe
  • Click here to get my Vanilla buttercream recipe
  • Place one colour of the cake on the bottom, apply vanilla buttercream on top, then place the brownie, apply buttercream, then place the 2nd colour cake on top of the brownie and decorate the top with buttercream (See video for instructions)
  • Trim the edges, if you wish to decorate it more, then use the leftover buttercream to pipe as required for decoration.


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