Monday, September 01, 2008

Victoria Sandwich Cake

Here's another challenge from Sweet & Simple Bakes and the original recipe is given HERE .

I baked this for dh's simple birthday celebration at home and he liked it. I baked the sponge cake in a single 8" cake pan and sliced it into two instead of baking two sponges. I also added in a quater cup Irish Cream Bailey's for that special flavour.




Ingredients:

For the sponge:
175 g unsalted butter at room temperature
175 g caster sugar
4 medium size eggs, beaten
175 g cake flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder sieved together with the cake flour
one quarter cup Irish Cream Bailey's

For the fillings:
enough sweet strawberry jam to cover the cut surface of the cake.

Buttercream:
75 g unsalted butter at room temperature
175 g icing sugar
1 tbsp Irish Cream Bailey's

Cream the buttercream ingredients together till you get a pale, fluffy and light texture.
There should be enough to cover the cut surface of the cake.

Method:

Cream the butter and sugar till the mixture becomes pale, light and fluffy.

Add in the eggs and the flour mixture a portion at a time till all are blended in.

Add in the Bailey's till well blended.

Pour batter into a lined 8" cake pan and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180 degree for about 35-40 mins. or till skewer comes out clean.

Remove cake pan and cool for about 10 mins before removing the cake from the pan to cool further.

When the sponge is fully cool, slice it into two parts equally and spread jam first and then buttercream before placing the other half on top.

I added icing sugar on the cake surface to get the birthday prints and also added some red sanding sugar to make the cake more festive looking.

Please click HERE for the round-up.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow! most impressed, Cecily! 4 things over 2 days, plus u had time to type in the recipe and blog them! thanks for keeping us updated. Must try!

Jo-Anne

Chawanmushi said...

Hi Jo-Anne
LOL .... some of the recipes were done quite sometime earlier in August and I had some of them schedule posted LOL
Don't give yourself unnecessary stress hor LOL

sowmya said...

wow..nice variations to the original..looks beautiful!!!

Rosie said...

wow what a fantastic Victoria Sandwich Cake!! just love the idea of adding Irish Cream to the buttercream - a must try!!

Many thanks for partaking in S&SB monthly bake :)

Rosie x

natalia said...

wow your cake look great ! I bet it was very appreciated !

Arundathi said...

very nice!! :) we loved it too! yours looks gorgeous!

Bimmer said...

looks great! you have given me an idea for my father's birthday next week! ;)

lilmizlynn said...

wow... your cake looks great! yea, a good idea as a birthday cake! :)

Amu... said...

Great Looking Cake..:-)

Thanks for dropping by my Blog and leaving your comments...very very encouraging....Thank you...

Divya said...

Beautiful, looks very rustic and home made!

Maria said...

Wow great looking cake and loving how everyone's cakes look different but unique!

Thanks for taking part and hope you will join us again next month!

Maria
x

Ivy said...

Great job, your cake looks fantastic. First time I hear of the red sand sugar.

Rei said...

With bailey's? Wow! Didn't think of that. Must be yummy!

JillyB said...

What a great way of decorating your cake and I love the idea of adding Baileys.

Chawanmushi said...

Hi sowmya, rosie, natalia, arundathi, bimmer, lilmizlynn, amu, divya, maria,ivy, rei and jillyb

Thank-you all for your kind words :-) I'm glad to have participated in this bake.I really enjoyed looking at all your bakes too at the round-up.

chua said...

When I was growing up , my uncle’s friends frequently brought him sandwich cake and fruitcakes for Christmas. These home-baked ones are one of the finest and most delicious.