”If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.”-Dolly Parton
Hello, sweet friends…
I thought that this week would be a perfect time to share some extra sweetness…
Yes, today I’m sharing the mother of all everyday cakes. I spoke about it in last week’s post: Midsummer Diaries…A Vlog
This cake recipe is delicious and comforting. and we could all benefit from a bit of comfort right now. The house smells gorgeous when it’s in the oven, it’s a cinch to make and you can vary it by changing the jam in the middle, adding butter cream, fresh cream strawberries or raspberries. The possibilities are endless.
VICTORIA SPONGE CAKE
1 1/4 cups self-rising flour, sifted
3/4 cup superfine sugar
3/4 cup soft margarine
3 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1tbsp strawberry jam
Confectioners’ sugar for dusting
1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Grease and line two 8 in. round layer cake pans. Put the ingredients except the jam & the confectioner’s sugar in a large bowl and beat together until well blended.
2. When the batter is very pale, fluffy and almost mousse like, divide it between the prepared pans and smooth out. Bake for about 20 minutes. The cakes should be springy-to the touch and a skewer or sharp knife should come Out clean when poked into the sponge.
3. Cool the cakes on a wire rack. When they are cold, sandwich them together with the jam, & dust the top with confectioners’ sugar.
Now go sit down, and pour yourself a refreshing cup of the finest tea you have.