We love the Victoria Sandwich Cake so much that I had to bake them again cause my mum purposely bought a lot of strawberries few days back.
I decided to change the cake from round to square. Something like sheet cake. But this time, I added lots of strawberry for the filling. This is weird coming from someone who do not eat strawberry at all!
I had used the same recipe as the previous post below. (Note: I had decreased the ingredients from 250g to 210g.) Super delicious! Made you feel like you are eating healthy for a moment. hee.
I had some batter left for 6 cupcakes. Did not dare to use all for my 9 x 9 (times 2) square pan cause I had test bake one cupcake earlier. Then I anyhow estimate for the square pan.
My favourite cake for now. Easy to bake, fuss free decoration & so nice to eat.
I had promised to bake a cake for Mama’s birthday. As usual, Mama had chosen fruity kind of cake. She even had a recipe in mind for me to try. The recipe is then adapted from Bisous À Toi of course!
Ingredients – cake:
250g salted butter
250g self raising flour – sifted
250g eggs (I used about 5 eggs, please weigh your eggs!)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp milk ++
Preheat the oven to 160C
Beat butter and castor sugar together until really light, pale and fluffy.
Gradually add the eggs, beating well after each addition. Then incorporate the vanilla extract.
Fold in the sifted flour delicately with a spatula.
Add enough milk in order to get a smooth dropping cake dough consistency.
Pour into two greased 8″ round pan and smooth out the top with a spatula. - I had also used 2 pans to bake the cake batter. It is so much easier. Better than making a mess while cutting 1 very tall cake.
Bake in the centre of the oven for about 30 minutes or until golden and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
Ingredients – fillings:
Slices of strawberry mixed with a tbsp of sugar (Mix them and set aside for 15 mins)
Whipping cream (This whipping cream I used tasted nice on its own)
By now, I had spread the jam on the first cake and piped down the whip cream. Please do wait for the cake to cool down for 10 minutes or so before you spread the jam, etc.
Then I added the slices of strawberry I mixed with sugar earlier. What a brilliant idea this was! My strawberries were on the sour side. The sugar made them taste so much tastier.
Cover them with the other ‘half’ of the cake. Decorate with sugar powder and whatever you have/want.
The simplest cake ever! No need to crumbcoat and worry about the appearance that much. I was thinking of substituting the strawberries with other fruits. Like blueberry yum yum!
It’s been ages!! I’ve been missing in action from the baking scene. :/
I have forgotten to upload Darwish’s 2nd birthday cake last June! From the cat cake to this train cake. I was trying so hard to make it Chuggington-like but .. it looked a little off somewhere.
Next big cake will be Quwaidir’s hopefully. But since I’m working full time once again, I doubt I can make it. :S
Finally!! I cheated a little and bought the macaron pyramid from here. Baked macarons on the previous weekend using the same recipe as always.
Ta-dah! Macaron “Tower”. Wait, it’s Macaron Pyramid. It reminds me of the Lourve Museum. I went there last year but I didn’t get to take the photo of the pyramid. Regrets! Only the picture below.
Anyway, Mama baked Red Velvet cupcakes and this time she used the recipe from Bisous À Toi. Mama added nutella creamcheese frosting inside the cupcakes and top it with the normal creamcheese rosette. And she made them into a bouquet of flowers. Last minute idea in the middle of the night!!
I hope Adik is happy with the bakes we did for her birthday. Did not really have an actual round birthday cake though. And after one year, finally, there’s macarons! With pyramid!!
I shall try to bake something else soon.
Mama and I joined forces again for BIL’s birthday cake yesterday. A very simple last minute cake.
Red Velvet Cake with cream cheese frosting! We baked the RVC using Kitchen Guardian’s recipe here.