Strawberry Sandwich Cake

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This is the most delicious summery twist on a classic Victoria sponge cake. It’s also super easy but definitely one if you have a bit of time on your hands.

When doing my research for this post, I found so many similar recipes but none of them were quite right. They either have a massive long list of ingredients or just didn’t look very nice so, I decided to put my own spin on the Victoria sponge by adding strawberries and a cream frosting.

I decided to dye the cream pink to make it more fun but you can just leave it as it is. A little tip is to get some gel food colouring as it is a lot more pigmented and doesn’t alter the wet to dry ingredients ratio.

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Ingredients

For the cake:

200g caster sugar

200g margarine/softened butter

4 eggs, beaten

200g self-raising flour

1tsp baking powder

2tbsp milk

1tsp vanilla extract

For the topping:

300ml double cream

3tbsp Greek yoghurt (give it a taste, if you want more, add more!)

Red gel food colour (optional)

Strawberry jam

2 punnets strawberries

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 170ᴼC/gas mark 5 and line two 20cm sandwich tins.
  2. Put your butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl and cream together with a wooden spoon.
  3. Add eggs and whisk with an electric hand mixer until combined.
  4. Add milk and vanilla extract.
  5. Carefully, stir in flour with a metal spoon.
  6. Split the batter between the two tins and bake on the top shelf of the oven for about 20mins until golden brown and springs back when pressed.
  7. Turn out onto a cooling rack and leave to completely cool before icing.
  8. While the cake is cooling, put the cream in a bowl and whisk to soft peaks (keep a close eye on it, it is very easy to over whip).
  9. Stir in yoghurt and food colour.
  10. Place one cake onto a serving plate or cake stand and spread a layer of jam.
  11. Add a layer of sliced strawberries and then a layer of cream.
  12. Place your other cake on top and add another layer of your cream and finish with some strawberries!

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4 Comments

  1. Louise June 1, 2016 / 8:40 pm

    This looks amazing!! It’s my flatmates birthday soon so will definitely make her this haha. Would love if you could check out my recent fashion post? X

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    • paisleyinprint June 3, 2016 / 10:37 pm

      Haha please let me know if you do end up making it! Tweet me a photo @paisleyinprint x

  2. Richard June 2, 2016 / 8:50 pm

    This is a great recipie, and the twist on the filling makes it a really fresh cake!

    • paisleyinprint June 3, 2016 / 10:39 pm

      Thanks! Glad you liked it 🙂

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