Victoria Sponge- Suitable for birthday cakes

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Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:38 pm 
Post subject: Victoria Sponge- Suitable for birthday cakes
I've had a few requests from people wanting a recipe for a sponge cake suitable for birthday cakes. This is the one I use and will do an 8" cake
Ingredients
225g caster sugar
250g unsalted butter
250g self raising flour
4 large eggs
1tsp of vanilla extract or essence

Method

Preheat oven to 180c and grease or line two cake tins
Mix the butter and caster sugar until it starts to go white, if you're using an electric hand whisk then you need to whisk for at least 5 mins, if a food processor then a couple of mins on a medium setting
Add your eggs, individually, mixing each one in thoroughly before adding the next one otherwise the mixture will curdle.

Sieve in the flour and add the vanilla, it's really important to sieve as it allows lots of air into the mixture which will help it rise properly, if you're using a food processor mix it in on the lowest setting if you're doing it by hand, fold in with a wooden spoon.

Pour the mixture into your two tins equally and level out with a palette knife or the back of a spoon to give a flat top.

Bake for approx 35 mins, to test if cooked, place a thin metal skewer in the middle, if it comes out without any mixture on it's cooked.

Turn onto a cooling rack and allow to cool before adding your filling and decorating.
Fill with jam and buttercream
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Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:35 pm 
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Thank you Very Happy xx
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Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:13 am 
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For a choccie cake Mandy would I just add cocoa powder and do it the same?

I got a recipe online for choccie cake but its rubbish!!

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Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:26 am 
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Yep add 1 and a half tablespoons of cocoa powder when you're mixing the butter and sugar together, it's really yummy, I made one the other day for my nieces birthday and was delicious
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Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:29 am 
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Thank Yoooou...

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Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:00 pm 
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bumping up for emandlilliepeg x
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Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:01 am 
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hehe thanks Smile think when putting the eggs in im going wrong lol duh!

thanks hun, il let you know how i get on..... eeek x
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Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:26 am 
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This sounds so yummy, I'm going to bake this today! Thanks xx
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Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:42 am 
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Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:41 pm 
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Im making a cake too, what good mummies we are. Very Happy
Shall we post pics, mine is sure to be a disater, but hey ho
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Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:33 pm 
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yes make sure you put some pics up, how are you decorating it Vickie? Chloe is having two parties so am doing 2 cakes, the first one is an INTG cake and the second one is an enchanted house, bit like the gingerbread house in hansel and gretal with all the sweets and things around it
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Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:53 pm 
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VickieAndSophie wrote:
Im making a cake too, what good mummies we are. Very Happy
Shall we post pics, mine is sure to be a disater, but hey ho
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are we mad???????????!!!!!!!! lol

yeah lillie im doing INTG one, well attempt! with iggle piggle we wil see haha
yeah we will all have to post a pic!!! us feb mummies must be crackers, should have just all put an order in with mand lol
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Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:55 pm 
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mine didn't really rise
how "thick" should each cake be mines about 1.5 inches lol.
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Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:22 pm 
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mummajade, did you preheat the oven for long enough?

I have to say I've never had one not rise with this recipe Confused
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Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:06 pm 
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It kinda rose but not as much as I was expecting it too... I had to mix the sugar and butter by hand as dnt have anything electric I couldve used to think maybe I didn't get enough air into it?

Once I'd put the pieces together it had risen and was totally yummy with my chocolate fudge icing I made YUMMMM

Gonna try again when I gget a proper eletric mixer Smile
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