Finally, I am actually quite proud of myself. Today I have managed to bake a cake that, for once, doesn't resemble the back end of a baboon. I decided to try the classic Victoria sponge, with butter-cream and raspberry jam. Very posh darling!
Now all I need is to make little cucumber sandwhiches and a pot of tea, and i've completed the English stereotype! Here is the simple recipe I used...
All you need is...
To make the butter-cream filling you will need...100g butter , softened
140g icing sugar , sifted
340g jar good-quality raspberry jam
icing sugar and berries, to decorate
Spread the jam over the top of one of the sponges.
Then spread the butter-cream over the jam. This will do fine, though I decided to add raspberries in the center as well to create more depth.
Once you have layered the remaining sponge on top you can decorate how you life. I decided to add raspberries and blackberries, and dust with a little icing sugar.
Oh it brings back memories of the Queen's Jubilee!