Wednesday, 13 June 2012

The versatile Victoria sponge ....

Do you have a good old stand-by, versatile cake that can be whipped up quickly when needed?

Tea time .....

For me, the easy Victoria sponge is such a cake because it needs few ingredients & can be made quickly & modified if need be with lemon or orange zest etc.


This past week, I had some friends dropping by & so it was time to whip up a quick Victoria sponge for tea ....


It is one of the easiest recipes - just 4 ingredients & easier still if you cut out the lining round a few at a time & keep them handy with the recipe:
Preheat the oven to 180C (or 170C for a fan oven or it browns too quickly)

180g room temperature butter
180g caster sugar
3 eggs
180g self-raising flour

3 tablespoons jam
120g whipping cream
icing sugar for dusting

Beat the butter & caster sugar till pale & fluffy. Beat the eggs in one at a time; sift in flour & mix to combine.

Spoon the mixture into 2 greased & lined sandwich tins, smoooth top with the back of the spoon & bake for 20-25 min until it springs back or a sharp knife comes out cleanly.

Turn the cakes onto a rack, peel off the paper & leave to cool.

Sandwich together with jam of your choice or jam, fruit & the cream if you are feeling decadent.

Dust with icing sugar & enjoy ♥
These are some of my previous ones  - we like it just sandwiched together with jam & dusted with icing sugar.

Present it on a pretty cake stand & it just looks special ♥




and this is one my niece made for the Jubilee

Family Jubilee tea

Do you have a favourite cake you make? What is it? 
Till next time,
Dee ~♥~

3 comments:

  1. Hi Deirdre! I found your lovely blog via Flickr, and I so enjoyed having a read through it. You do take some truly wonderful pictures! Thanks for sharing! Tania ♥ http://www.sewalittlelove.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Tania - the pictures are all mine & I love sharing them. Please visit again ...

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    2. and Tania ... I know just where I saw your photo - your desk on Flickr. Wonderful - I too had a ladies desk like that, also been done in Ivory & I love your wallpapered fronts.

      I am going to be using your idea of a cup to hang earrings - fabulous!

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