Tuesday, 22 February 2011

I'm not just talking to myself....

.....I reached 50 follows and I want to say a big thank you to you all for adding me. I didn't think I'd end up with 5 let alone 50!
My little blog is somewhere for me to come and be creative and it's so lovely to know that you are there following me along the way.
I thought I would celebrate with a good old fashioned traditional victoria sponge with a little twist of a filling!!

4 eggs, weighed in their shells
butter or margarine
caster sugar
self raising flour
the above 3 ingredients should weigh the same as the weight of the 4 eggs in shells!
(if you want smaller cakes make with 3 eggs and the same weight again in the sugar, butter and flour).
1/2 tsp vanilla extract


1. Mix together the sugar and butter /marg until light and fluffy.
2. Add in the vanilla extract and beat.
3. Add the eggs and lightly beat.
4. Now sift in the flour and stir into the mixture until well combined.
5. Poor the mixture into 2 tins lined with greaseproof paper and place into the oven at 180c.
6. Bake for approx 20 minutes.

I filled the middle with a layer of strawberry jam and a layer of mascapone cheese (the mascapone stops it from becoming too sweet).
the topping is icing sugar mixed with water and pink food colouring.


  1. So what time will I come round? Now you say.
    Get the kettle on...
    Ali xx

  2. Is there room for another one?
    I write for me, but the sheer joy when someone decides to follow has totally taken me by surprise!
    Congrats on the 50...I have a way to go to reach that, but I know the journey is going to be fascinating.
    Z xx

  3. Yeap i'm with the others....what time do you want us?!!!!!!!!!!!!

    much love

    Vanessa xxxxxxxx

    p.s.yay for the followers!

  4. Oh my! That cake looks fantastic. Pop the kettle on, I'll be over shortly! Sending smiles, Em x (I've posted pics of my giveaway prize so pop on over if you fancy entering!)

  5. my gosh! I keep coming back just to look at the cakes - they look amazing! x