Saturday, 5 April 2014

Victoria Sandwich

 
Day  95
 
Money Spent Today - £0   Vouchers/Points Spent - £0
Money Spent in Total - £79.40   Vouchers/Points Spent in Total - £134.45
Emergency £5 Spent on Butter
Money left in purse  - £15.60
 
Yummy cakes are still on the menu when the urge overtakes me.  I luckily have all the ingredients still in the house without buying anything additional.  Of course when this supply of flour and sugar runs out I will buy more, as it is so much cheaper to be able to make your own treats from scratch than it is to buy a packet of cakes.
 
And of course you can convince yourself that there is slightly healthier edge to them too with eggs laid the same day that the cake is made included in the recipe.
 
 Victoria Sandwich
 
8oz SR Flour
4oz Caster Sugar
4oz Butter or Margarine
2 Eggs
 
Mix all together ingredients either in a food mixer or by hand with a wooden spoon.
Divide between two round cake tins (approx. 8"/20cm).
Cook for approx. 20-25 minutes.
 
Butter Cream Filling
 
6oz Icing Sugar
2oz Butter
1/2 tsp of Vanilla Extract
 
Beat all together really well and use to sandwich together the two sponges once they are completely cold.   I also added a layer of homemade Strawberry Jam.
 
Sue xx


5 comments:

  1. Not having a working oven is meaning that we are missing out on home made cakes, and the younger DD, who is 14, had a little wail the other night that she couldn't make a cake, so we had to improvise and make a mug cake in the microwave - that soon sorted out her little craving! Hoping to do some oven-shopping this weekend....

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  2. What size cake tins and what temp for the oven????

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    1. Normal sized tins, which I guess are about 8"/20cm and oven about 200-220 I guess, sorry I cook on an Aga and have no temperature settings!!

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  3. Cakes usually bake at 350-375F.

    I wish we could get those pan lining papers in Canada! We only have cupcake papers!

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  4. OMG, that looks SOOOO good! :D

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