How To: Make A Cake!

With Strawberries in Season Why Not Rustle Up a Delicious Victoria Sponge?

Stories18th June 2020

How To: Make A Cake!

With Strawberries in Season Why Not Rustle Up a Delicious Victoria Sponge?

Every afternoon you can look forward to coming back to your chalet and enjoying a great big slice of freshly home-made cake.  Not to mention tea, coffee, hot chocolate and some delicious freshly baked baguettes and spreads if that’s more to your fancy!

Each one of our chalet staff have their own individual flare when it comes to rustling up your sweet treats.  Some opt for cakes, others bake up some delicious cookies, brownies and other surprises!

If you fancy your hand at rustling up a classic Victoria sponge cake just follow the recipe below.  This is a great cake to take for a Summer picnic.  If raspberries are more your thing feel free to sub them in instead.  We’ve chosen a buttercream filling, however if you prefer you can whip up some fresh cream and use this to sandwich the cakes together instead.

Did you know that strawberries are the only fruit with their seeds on the outside?

You will need

Mixing Bowl
Electric Whisk (not essential but it makes your life a lot easier!)
Measuring Scales
Wooden Spoon
2 x 6-inch Cake Tins

Ingredients

175g Castor Sugar
245g Butter
180g Self-raising Flour
3 Eggs
140g Icing Sugar
Vanilla Essence
Strawberry Jam
Strawberries for decoration

Method

  1. Cream together 175g butter and the castor sugar until it is light and fluffy.  This takes a few minutes.
  2. Add in your eggs and give it another good whisk to combine.
  3. Sift in your flour a little at a time and now carefully fold with a wooden spoon to ensure you don’t knock the air out your cake.
  4. Split into two greaseproof lined 6 inch cake tins and bake at 180°c for around 15-20 minutes.  You will know the cake is done when a skewer comes out clean.
  5. While your cake is baking make your buttercream by whisking together the remaining butter with the icing sugar and a few drops of vanilla essence.
  6. Once the cakes are cool spread a layer of jam over one cake and then follow by piping buttercream over the base before sandwiching the cakes together.  (piping isn’t essential, just makes it look pretty)
  7. Pipe around the edges where you have now sandwiched the cake and dust the top with icing sugar.  If you like you can decorate the sides with sliced strawberries.

Take your cake to the next level with some decorations!

If you want to take your cake to the next level then why not have a go at topping the cake with some colourful roses just like our chalet host, Danielle did above.  There are plenty of instructional videos found here.  All you will need is a bit of food colouring and some extra buttercream mix.  Tag us in your creations and get baking!

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