Sometimes, there’s nothing better than a slice of victoria sponge… especially when you pimp it up with fresh berries and homemade berry coulis!
Don’t drool on the screen now!
I’ve been using Lily Vanilli’s recipe again, but this is so easy to make yourself… just use any old sponge recipe, it could even be a box mix (but shhh don’t tell anyone!)
To assemble make buttercream by whisking butter and icing sugar together. I made a coulis instead of a jam, which again was very easy! It’s made by boiling together 50g caster sugar with 50ml water and 200g any fruit (I used raspberry and blackberries) Simmer for 15 mins then take off the heat and blend well. Sieve to remove seeds.
Drizzle the coulis in the middle of the cake as well as on top. Add berries to the middle and top of the cake for a delicious slice bursting with berry goodness!
Soft and delicious!
This is the perfect weekend bake! What are you baking this week?
12 hours of baking, 3 hours of eating and one very long day! Yesterday saw my first ever charity bake sale, and boy was it a good one!
Vanilla and Chocolate cupcakes
Lemon poppyseed loaf
Giant Red Velvet Cupcake
Choc Chip Shortbread
The whole spread!
I made Blueberry Bundt cake, chocolate, vanilla and guinness cupcakes, chocolate chip shortbread, red velvet giant cupcake, lemon poppyseed loaf cake, dairy and gluten free peanut butter caramel cookies, and brownies! I also had lots of help, with carrot cake, victoria sponge, cheesecake, teacakes, jam tarts, lemon meringue and cookies donated!
Thanks to everyone who came and raised over £200 for a great cause!
A very happy customer (boyfriend!)
Hi Cake Snobs! Have you missed me? Yes I know sorry I’ve been away for ages. But I will make it up to you. Promise! How? With this:
Kit Kat Birthday Cake
Why yes, that is a victoria sponge cake, sandwich together with raspberry jam and buttercream, covered in white chocolate buttercream, studded with maltesers and peanut m&m’s, finished with a border of kit kats. Phew! Even saying that makes my mouth water! Let’s take another look…
From the top
I made it for the boyfriend’s birthday, and I think he really liked it…
Just for me!
In fact everyone couldn’t wait to gobble it down!
Lets just take one more look shall we?
So – I made this cake using the victoria sponge recipe from Lily Vanilli’s book Sweet Tooth – a great recipe!
I used raspberry jam and standard buttercream to make the filling. I then coated it in a batch of white chocolate buttercream:
- 220g unsalted butter
- 500g icing sugar
- 300g white chocolate
- 2 tablespoon milk
- Whisk the butter and icing sugar together until smooth
- Melt the white chocolate, and when cool, add to the buttercream
- If mixture is too stiff, add in amount of milk (I used skimmed) until it softens
I did a crumb coating first, leaving the cake in the freezer for 10 mins before applying a second coat of buttercream.
I then lined the outside with 2 finger kit kats (warning – buy 3 packets or you will run out and have to find a supermarket that is open at midnight!)
Then i decorated the top and used a ribbon to finish. And voila! The birthday cake is ready! The whole thing took me an evening to make, about 4-5 hours including cake cooling time!
I suggest you make this for your next party, it was a huge crowd pleaser and it was gone within the day!
Unless you fell off the face of the earth, you all had a lovely long weekend, thanks to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. This weekend I managed to fit in a family function, a trip to Ronnie Scott’s, AND a batch of jubilee cupcakes!
For the cupcakes, I went with victoria sponge cupcakes (vanilla filled with jam), and piped on red white and blue buttercream. The white buttercream was marscapone, and the red and blue were my new double cream buttercream (divine!)
So, what did you get up to this weekend?