Sunday, 17 October 2010

Birthday Cake - The Cake

 Every year I tend to get slightly creative for the Other Halves's now traditional birthday cake. This year I wanted to have a go at sugarcraft while keeping the cake fairly basic. I am going to do this over a couple of posts so you don't get bored reading.
Firstly I will get the easy stuff out of the way:

Victoria Sponge with Jam and Butter Icing

225g SR Flour
225g Butter
225g Caster Sugar
4 Eggs
2 tsp Baking Powder

Stick all ingredients in a bowl, beat with an electric hand whisk (or a wooden spoon if you want a work out).
Divide equally between two 8 inch circular tins and smooth out the surface with a spoon.
Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 20-25 minutes.
Insert a skewer into the centre of the cake, if it comes out clean its done.
Remove from tins and leave to cool completely on a wire rack. 

Butter Icing
225g Icing Sugar
110g Butter
1 Tbsp Milk
Beat butter till smooth and then beat in half the icing sugar.
Beat in the milk then continue with the rest of the icing sugar

Cover one cake with jam and the other with the butter icing and sandwich together. Voila!

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