Strawberry Sponge Cake

I made this cake yesterday, we had friends round for a spot of supper and this yummy cake and a nice pot of tea finished the evening off.

It is really easy to make…

For the Sponge:

  • 6oz Butter or Margarine
  • 6oz Caster Sugar
  • 6oz Self Raising Flour
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract

Method: ( I use my kitchenaid to mix mine)

  1. Cream the sugar and butter together until pale and fluffy
  2. Add the eggs one at a time until well combined
  3. Add the flour gradually and give it a good mix
  4. Beat in the teaspoon of vanilla essence.
  5. Take a 7-8in round sandwich tin and spoon in the mixture
  6. Bake in a pre-heated ovenΒ  at 180 degrees C for 35 mins or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  7. Leave to cool for 10 mins then turn out to cool firther on a wire rack to cool completely.

Once the sponge has cooled completely slice the sponge in half to make 2 sponges, a top and bottom.

I used my homemade strawberry jam,Β and spread a layer evenly over the bottom half of the cut sponge cake, place the lid back on top.

Take a carton of double cream and beat until a nice smooth thick consistency is reached.

Spread the cream over the top of the sponge cake with a pallet knife.

Take a punnet of fresh strawberries remove the husk and slice each strawberry in half,Β  cover the top of the cream covered cake in the strawberry halves.

Just before serving put a teaspoon of icing sugar into a fine sieve and dust the icing sugar lightly over the cake.

Then Enjoy πŸ™‚

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