Sunday, August 10, 2008

Victoria Sponge Cake for the Royals!

Had a sweet craving. Tried this Victoria Sponge Cake from this Kid's Baking Book. I reckoned it was easy baking from a kid's book so I just bought it without 2nd thought and tried baking this cake. It was quite easy and fun!

This was only the beginning.. My hands were oily and dirty. So didn't manage to snap very good pictures...

I had to put 2 layers of sponge cakes together, with the strawberry jam and buttercream in between. The mistake I made was to put the spread too soon. The cake was still warm from the oven. So the buttercream melted and slid down the cake.... :(

This is how it should look, minus the mess. Sprinkled a little castor sugar on the top.

This is the end product. It tasted good but sugar can be reduced the next time!

The Victoria sponge cake was named after Queen Victoria, who favoured a slice of the sponge cake with her afternoon tea. It is often referred to simply as sponge cake, though it contains additional fat. A traditional Victoria sponge consists of jam and whipped cream sandwiched between two sponge cakes; the top of the cake is not iced or decorated.

(Source: The Usborne Children's book of Baking)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Sweet Crumbs,

Could you post this recipe as I would love to bake this for my family during this weekend! Thanks for sharing and keep it up!