World Baking Day……Cakes Galore and my Vanilla, Strawberry & Rose Victoria Sandwich Cake

World Baking Day......Cakes Galore and my Vanilla, Strawberry & Rose Victoria Sandwich Cake

World Baking Day……Cakes Galore and my Vanilla, Strawberry & Rose Victoria Sandwich Cake

World Baking Day……Cakes Galore and my Vanilla, Strawberry & Rose Victoria Sandwich Cake

World Baking Day......Cakes Galore and my Vanilla, Strawberry & Rose Victoria Sandwich Cake

Are you brave enough to Bake Brave tomorrow, Sunday 19th May 2013? Just ONE more day to go, and you can choose from 100 wonderful cakes to make on the World Baking Day website here: World Baking Day 19th May – The Recipes. There are ONE HUNDRED fabulous cake recipes from skill level one ( Banana Muffins) to skill level one hundred (Cream Puff Cake) with lots of amazing bakes and cakes in-between……such as NUMBER SIXTY SIX, which is my Vanilla, Strawberry and Rose Cake!

World Baking Day......Cakes Galore and my Vanilla, Strawberry & Rose Victoria Sandwich Cake

Regular Lavender and Lovage readers will recognise this cake from last year…….Vanilla, Strawberry & Rose Victoria Sponge Cake for Lavender and Lovage’s 1st Year Blog Birthday! I am delighted to tell you that as a Baking Ambassador, this cake was accepted and added to the One Hundred Baking Brave Cakes for World Baking Day. Along with my cake are some cakes from friends of mine too, such as the magical Violet and Rose White Chocolate Fairy Cakes from my friend Choclette and Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Tiered Cake by my Tea Time Treats co-host Kate! OR, how about my friend Rosemary’s Chococcino Cake?

World Baking Day

So, what will you bake tomorrow? If you need more inspiration I have added some more of my cake recipes at the end of this post……there are chocolate, citrus, sponge, gingerbread and summer berry cakes. 

World Baking Day

WHAT IS WORLD BAKING DAY?

This World Baking Day we are encouraging you to Bake Brave. Step out of your comfort zone and bake a cake that will push your baking skills to the limit.

100 of the world’s most exciting bakers have each submitted a cake. They have been ranked from Level 1 being the easiest to make, up to Level 100 which is so difficult, it has master bakers quivering in their aprons. Choose a cake that you have never baked before, then on the 19th May roll up your sleeves and get stuck in.

World Baking Day began as a way for cake lovers around the globe to share their passion for baking, so get your friends involved, share your challenge, invite them round, and Bake Brave this World Baking Day.

Strawberry Fair Yoghurt Cupcakes Recipe

Strawberry Fair Yoghurt Cupcakes Recipe

You can share your baking brave photos on the World Baking Day face book page, as well as tweeting them, using the hashtag: #bakebrave and following  @WorldBakingDayThey also have a Pinterest account here - World Baking Day Pinterest. That’s all for today, have a FABULOUS baking Sunday and do let me know what you baked of you make anything tomorrow! See you later, Karen 

World Baking Day Recipes and Gallery:

Farmhouse “Teacup” Spiced Fruit Loaf Recipe

Vintage Blue and White on Sepia Sunday: Farmhouse "Teacup" Spiced Fruit Loaf Recipe

Strawberry Fair Yoghurt Cupcakes Recipe

Strawberry Fair Yoghurt Cupcakes

Orange Cream Cheese Cake Recipe

Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner: Salmon with Herb Mayonnaise, Spring Greens & Orange Cream Cheese Cake Recipes

The Famous Drinking Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Little Victoria Lemon Daisy Cakes Recipe

Mothering Sunday & a Posy of Daisies: Little Victoria Lemon Daisy Cakes Recipe

Salted Caramel and Chocolate Fudge Birthday Cake Recipe

Salted Caramel and Chocolate Fudge Birthday Cake

Old-Fashioned Granny Loaf (Egg-Free and Fat-Free) Recipe 

Sepia Saturday, Log Fires and Old-Fashioned Granny Loaf (Egg-Free and Fat-Free) Recipe

Redcurrant Fairy Cakes with Raspberries Recipe

Redcurrant Fairy Cakes with Raspberries!

Genoise Sponge Cake with Berries

Genoise Sponge Cake with Berries

Double Chocolate and Summer Berries Truffle Slice Recipe

Double Chocolate and Summer Berries Truffle Slice

The Original Cup Cake Little Coffee Cup Chocolate-Chip Cakes with Vanilla Cream Froth Recipe

Little Coffee Cup Chocolate-Chip Cakes with Vanilla Cream Froth

 Chocolate Orange Daisy Cake

Chocolate Orange Daisy Cake

~ Little Chocolate & Violet Fancies ~ 

Chocolate and Violet Fancies

- A Kaleidoscope of Fancies – Fancy Little Cakes & My Mum’s Cake Shop! 

A Kaleidoscope of Fancies - Fancy Little Cakes & My Mum's Cake Shop!

World Baking Day......Cakes Galore and my Vanilla, Strawberry & Rose Victoria Sandwich Cake

(Images: Karen S Burns-Booth and World Baking Day site + some Press release copy)

Victoria Sandwich Cake

Serves 8 to 10 slices
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 25 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
Allergy Egg, Wheat
Dietary Vegetarian
Meal type Dessert, Side Dish, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
Occasion Birthday Party, Casual Party, Christmas, Easter, Formal Party, Thanksgiving, Valentines day
Region British
By author Karen S Burns-Booth
A true Victoria Sandwich would only contain jam, usually raspberry, but as the cake became more popular and cooks became more affluent, cream was added as a delicious addition. I was always taught that caster sugar was sprinkled on top – again, icing sugar is often used nowadays.

Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs, weighed in their shells
  • butter or soft margarine ~ same weight as the eggs
  • caster sugar/super fine sugar ~ same weight as the eggs
  • self-rising flour~ same weight as the eggs
  • raspberry jam ( or another jam, jelly or curd of your choice.)
  • whipped cream (optional) or double cream (optional)
  • caster sugar or icing sugar for sprinkling on top

Note

Cook’s Notes:
If you use butter remove from the fridge to soften before using. This is not necessary with soft margarine.
If large eggs are used they may weigh 7 ½ ozs/210g. If so make sure you use this weight for the other ingredients.
A smaller sandwich cake can be made with 2 medium eggs. Weight about 4 oz/55g. If so, use 2 x 7” sandwich tins and the cakes and the cakes will need less time in the oven – probably 20 minutes instead of 25 minutes.
Alternative measurements:
4 eggs
8 ounces soft margarine or butter
8 ounces caster sugar
8 ounces SR flour
Proceed as above for method

Directions

Step 1 The measurements for this recipe are equal amounts of sugar, flour and fat to the weight of the eggs; therefore, weigh the eggs first – if the eggs weigh 8 ounces, you will use 8 ounces of sugar, 8 ounces of butter or margarine and 8 ounces of flour. If the eggs weigh 6 ounces, all the other ingredients will be 6 ounces – easy!
Step 2 Preheat oven Gas 4, 160C (fan oven), 180C or 360F: grease and base line the bottom of 2 x 8” sandwich tins – cake tins.
Step 3 Cream margarine or butter together with the sugar, until light and fluffy.
Beat the eggs, and then add them to the mixture, gradually and beating well after each addition.
Sieve the flour and fold into the mixture with a metal spoon.
Step 4 Divide equally between the 2 prepared tins and bake for 25 minutes in the middle of the oven.
Step 5 Remove and allow to cool for 1-2 minutes.
Remove from the tins and fill with raspberry jam (and cream if using) when cold, to avoid the cream melting or the jam seeping into the sponge.
Step 6 A light dusting of caster sugar or icing sugar on the top will finish it.
Place on an attractive cake stand or plate, and serve in dainty wedges with freshly brewed tea.

 

 

Comments

  1. says

    All those cakes look fantastic and are making me feel hungry just looking at them. The Victoria Sandwich Cake looks so pretty too.

  2. Betsy says

    I was not a reader last year, so I have not seen your Vanilla Strawberry & Rose Victoria Sandwich Cake. How utterly loverly!

  3. says

    Oh Karen!! This is one of the most beautiful cakes I’ve ever seen!! Love that beautiful, glossy glaze and the fresh flowers. Exquisite. Wish I knew about world baking day… I might have entered something! Can’t wait to check out the website though. Better late than never! Thanks for sharing about the event and your gorgeous cake. Mmm, now I want to get baking (darn it, I have to head to work in half an hour though)

  4. says

    My my those cakes! I wouldn’t know where to start?! They Look fantastic especially the first one and that leaning tower of cake!….I could just ruffle my whole face in it ha!
    I love that you keep on posting alot pretty much everyday if not…keep it up, its great! Its Lavender and Lovage Darling!

    Take Care :-)
    Janine (Chez J9 ©)

  5. Maya Russell says

    ‘Good things come to those that bake’ – how true. Hope I can have the courage, one day, to bake brave. Pictures are great.

  6. faye huntington says

    oh god i can’t believe that I missed world baking day earlier this year?! .. well, 2014 it is there.. with love, faye xx

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