Monday 31 March 2014

Mothering Sunday Bake

This year, as it came to Mothering Sunday, I was in a panic. My purse was feeling quite light, and I had no ideas of what gift I should buy for my Mum. Then I had a brainwave!

I decided to have a go at making one of my first ever Victoria Sponge cakes. I'm normally one for making Vanilla Butterfly cakes or Gingerbread biscuits, but this was a challenge I was happy to accept.

I used the following recipe for my Victoria Sponge:
  • 4oz/125g Caster Sugar
  • 4oz/125g Self-Raising Flour
  • 4oz/125g Softened Butter
  • 2 Medium-sized Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract/Flavouring
  • Cook in the oven for 20-25 minutes, Gas Mark 4 or 180°C
  • For the Buttercream layer: 3oz/75g Softened Butter, 6oz/175g Icing Sugar, 1 tsp Vanilla Extract/Flavouring
  • A generous layer of seedless Raspberry Jam
  • A dusting of Icing Sugar on the top
  • Cake decorations
Personally, I feel that my cake turned out okay for a first-attempt. It definitely went down a treat!

I'm hoping to be adding a few new recipes in the future, so definitely look out for those. See you soon!

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