Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Today we're going to bake a cake.....

Saturday morning brought the need to bake a victoria sponge to take to the kids great-grandparents. The girls put the aprons my mother in law made them for Christmas on, (very cute! and I have one to match too!) and set to work!
 The recipe the girls used was:
8 ozs of margarine
8 ozs of caster sugar
8 ozs of self raisinf flour
4 free range eggs
half a teaspoon of vanilla extract.
 First they creamed the butter and sugar together with the electric whisk
 Then they added flour, eggs and vanilla and whisked it with the blender
 Meanwhile, Pip's greased two 7 inch round tins
 Divided the mixture equally and put in the oven at 180 degrees for 20-25 minutes

 How cute?
 Whisk 3 tablespoons of jam in a bowl until smooth and glossy and pore over one of the sponge cakes (when cooled!)
 Mix some buttercream up with 2 tablespoons of butter (softened) and around 250 gramms of icing sugar, add a little vanilla extract to taste and spead on top of the other sponge cake
Voila! Dust icing sugar over the top and decorate with whatever you like, in the girls' case they chose two glace cherries. Good job girls! The cake was yummy and great nannan and grandad thought so too.

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