This cake was made back in March when we were welcoming Spring, the most beautiful of all the seasons. That’s why it has this “Welcome Spring” label on it. Now that I’m writing this post. we are about to welcome summer. The good news is that this cake fits in every single season! You can add the jam you like and you can decorate the top with everything you want! Flowers, whipped cream, sprinkles or fresh fruits. The easiest, yet the most beautiful and delicious cake.
Victoria Sponge Cake
When spring arrives, the first recipe to come in our mind is a simple Vicoria Sponge Cake with jam, strawberries or . . . flowers. The easiest cake, yet impressive and delicious!
I N G R E D I E N T S
225 grams sugar
225 grams flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
225 grams unsalted butter, softened
icing sugar, for dusting
||CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
320ml double cream
1/2 cup icing sugar
100 grams cream cheese
M E T H O D
In a big bowl, beat the eggs together with sugar. Add in the flour, baking powder and butter. Mix well until everyhting is combined. Don’t overmix! The batter won’t be runny at all. Grease two (18 cm) pans or line them with parchment paper. Divide the batter in two pans and bake in a preheated 160C oven for 25 minutes.
Insert a knife or a toothpick in the centre of the cake. If it comes out clean, the cake is ready.
Once the cake is baked, remove it from the tin and let it cool completely.
||CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
In a bowl, add the heavy cream and begin whipping it until you have stiff peaks.
When the whipped cream is ready add the icing sugar and combine. Don’t overmix in this part!
Using a fork smooth the cream cheese and add it in the whipping cream. Fold it in the whipped cream using a spatula. Refrigerate it at least for 15 minutes.
Once the cakes are completely cool, start putting together the layer cake. Using a knife straighten the cakes, if it’s needed. Place the first cake as a base on a cake stand. Add all the frosting (or so) and spread it evenly. Add as much jam as you want. You can also add strawberries, bluberries, biscuits or whipped cream.
Add the second layer of cake. Decorate the top of the cake with slices of your favorite fruit, whipped cream or flowers (edible). If you don’t use edible flowers, put the non-edible flowers on top of a lot cream, so that you can remove the cream to eat the cake, as we did. Enjoy a piece of cake along with your coffee and your favorite book.
Sophia from Oh my deer