Monday, June 30, 2008

Cakes, cakes and more cakes!

I think I may have to change my blog title to something more cakey soon! I just can't resist posting cake pictures! A request has been made (via phone) for the strawberries and cream cake.

Basic sponge cake recipe

It is a basic sponge cake recipe. I usually use the all in one method and the important thing is too have all ingredients at room temperature and the butter does need to be very soft. All ingredients I use are organic where possible.
You need:

6oz soft unsalted soft butter
6oz caster sugar
3 large eggs
6oz self-raising flour(Or plain flour with 1t baking powder and 0.5 t bicarb)
1 t vanilla extract

Mix all together and transfer into two sandwich cake tins and bake on 180 deg.C for 20-25 minutes. Cool and use as you wish.

For the strawberries and cream cake I sandwiched together using homemade rhubarb and raspberry compote and butter icing. Top iced with double cream and vanilla dusting sugar and decorated with organic strawberries.

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