Birthday Cake

I am posting this on the request of my 13 year old son who lovingly made this for his mother for her birthday. He shopped for the ingredients having decided on the design himself.

The recipe came from Nigella Lawson’s ‘Feast’ and is her Victoria Sponge offering. Oven (fan assisted) heated to 170 deg C

  • 200g butter
  • 200g sugar
  • 225g sr flour
  • 40g cornflour
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • milk to loosen mix

Everything was put into a food processor and pulsed until combined then milk poured in until it reached a nice dropping consistency. Poured into two loose bottomed sandwich tins and baked in the middle of the oven for 20-30 mins till they looked like this.

Then he got creative and filled and dressed the cake with vanilla cream (double cream Рicing sugar Рvanilla)  and soft fruits (strawberries and blackberries).







As you can see we managed to demolish this quite quickly. There were 7 of us. It was so light and airy that we virtually inhaled it. Delicious. Not bad for a first effort at a full sized cake I would say. Proud of you son.