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Nigellas Easy Victoria Sponge Recipe

I use this recipe for lots of different cakes! Yes you can do a Victoria sponge but you can also add different icing and add colours and cocoa if you want to change – just play around with it and you will see it so versatile and really delicious – and the best thing is that it is very easy to make!

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

275g each of self raising flour, castor sugar, butter (very, very soft)

5 eggs

2 tsps baking powder

2 tsp vanilla extract

2-3 tbsp milk

Preheat oven to 200*C

Add butter and sugar to mixer, cream.  Alternate a couple of spoonfuls of flour and 1 egg until all added. add baking powder.

Add vanilla extract and milk until consistency of a thick batter. It is very difficult to go wrong with this recipe – but just be aware it doesn’t rise that much, so don’t panic.

Pour into cake tin (silicone is best) and bake in oven @ 200*c for 15-20 mins. Then turn down oven to 180*c and bake for a further 35-45 mins. you will probably need to cover with foil near the end to stop the cake burning. the 1st time you make this in your be careful as we know how ovens differ! Keep an eye on it and reduce heat a little if you think it is too hot!

Leave to cool in cake tin for a while then turn out onto a wire rack. Leave until completely cool to ice however you choose.

You can do the traditional Victoria sponge (the way the WI would do it) with only jam in the middle and icing sugar sprinkled on top (as above). Or add jam and buttercream to the middle.

For chocolate cake you can add 2 tbsp cocoa powder mixed to a paste with 2 tbsp boiling water!

Add food colouring if you want to make a a girlie pink cake, cover with pink icing and top with dolly mixtures!

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One for the boys…

Add blue icing and decorate with monster or dinosaur shaped sweets! Or if you are feeling adventurous make 2 cakes and cut out the shape of their favourite character …

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And if this is all to difficult cover with buttercream icing and add a cake topper! Easy! You can choose any character or even a photograph!

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Original recipe from nigella lawson, How to be a domestic goddess! – this book is full of great recipes!

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Almost Flourless Chocolate Cake « Somethingcakey’s Blog

Oh I fancy something cakey!! Or even something chocolatey!! Or BOTH!  Ever felt like that ? Then this is for you:

This amazing chocolate cake is almost flourless:

200g Good dark chocolate 60-70% cocoa solids

200g unsalted butter

200g sugar

5 medium eggs

1 scant tbsp plain flour

Heat oven to 180*c max!

22cm mould – 22 mins in oven

Melt choc & butter in bain marie – cool a little. Add sugar mix well.

Add eggs 1 @ a time

Fold in flour gently – Bake 22 mins max!! ( Keep an eye on it as we know how ovens differ).

Serve with ice cream or cream! Warm or cold!

Amazing

This recipe was from mag ages ago – not sure of ladys name but she was from Belfast and now lives in France!

Thank you for this amazing cake!

The Ultimate Cup Cake!

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The ultimate cup – cake! 5 minute chocolate cake in a Mug! Not my recipe I must admit – I found it on another blog and tried it, fell in love and am now addicited.

I feel I should pass it on…
4 tbsp flour
4 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp cocoa
1 egg
3 tbsp milk
3 tbsp oil
1 small splash vanilla extract
1 Large coffee mug

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Above is the original recipe – but it is better if you add a few broken up squares of good quality dark chocolate – this makes it lovely and rich!

Mix dry ingredients in a large mug. Add eggs and mix well, Pour in the milk and oil and mix throughly. Add vanilla extract and mix in.

Pop in microwave for 3 mins @ 1000watts – the cake will rise over top of mug – don’t panic it is supposed to. Allow to cool a little if you can bear the wait, tip onto plate if you fancy it or just eat direct from the mug….mmmmm!

Thank you E.Lee – i think i love you!

Thanks to you for your fab recipe:
http://baconconcentrate.blogspot.com/2009/02/most-dangerous-chocolate-cake-recipe.html