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Victoria sponge cake

with whipped cream and jam

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for Serves 8-10 :
SPONGE CAKE
225 g self-raising flour
225 g caster sugar
225 g soft butter,
or Bertolli Olive Oil spread
½ tsp baking powder (optional)
4 medium eggs
icing sugar for dusting
WHIPPED CREAM
500 ml whipping cream
60 g icing sugar, sifted
1 jar of strawberry or raspberry jam
SPONGE CAKE
11 Preheat the oven to 180°C (170°C fan, gas mark 4). Butter and bottom-line two 18cm sandwich tins.
2Place all the sponge cake ingredients in the metal bowl. Select the PASTRY/CAKE programme. Run for 10-15 seconds, press Stop, scrape down excess flour and restart for a further 5 seconds.
3Evenly divide the cake batter between the sandwich tins. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until cake tester comes out of the cake clean.
4Cool on a wire rack. When cold, spread the jam on the top of one cake; cover with a layer of the whipped cream. Carefully place the remaining cake on top; dust with icing sugar.
WHIPPED CREAM
1Refrigerate the cream and the whisk for at least 30 minutes.
2Cool the metal bowl. Put some ice cubes into it, run the CRUSH programme, empty and dry thoroughly.
3Fit the whisk in the metal bowl and add the cream and icing sugar. Remove the cap from the lid and run the EXPERT programme (without heating) for 2 minutes 30 seconds/speed 7. Depending on the type and temperature of cream used, it might be necessary to restart the programme. Watch carefully so that the cream does not become butter. The cream is whipped when traces of the whisk start to appear on the surface.
© photographs Sandra Mahut
© Hachette Livre (Marabout) 2016
Chef’s tip

You could fill the cake with fresh berries, and/or replace whipped cream with buttercream.


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