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Christening my KitchenAid ...with my Birthday Cake



It was about time I christened my new KitchenAid that hubby surprised me with at Christmas. So, as it was my birthday, I decided to make myself one of my favourite cakes - a classic Victoria Sponge.

I know it's not traditional to have buttercream in it, but I'm no traditionalist on this one. I absolutely have to have buttercream. I used a tangy Raspberry Jam which tasted great with the buttercream.

Ingredients:
200g Caster Sugar
200g Butter, softened
4 eggs
200g Self Raising Flour
1 Tsp Baking Powder
2 TBSP Milk

Buttercream
100g Butter, softened
140 Icing Sugar
Drop Vanilla Extract

Method:
Step 1 : Preheat oven to 190c and grease and line 2 20cm sandwich tins
Step 2: Throw all of the ingredients in the KitchenAid and beat for a few minutes
Step 3: Pour into tins and bake for 20 minutes
Step 4: To make the buttercream mix together icing sugar and butter until smooth
Step 5: When cool spread one of the cakes with buttercream and spoon over jam of choice - about 350g
Step 6: Place second cake on top - enjoy
You can dredge in caster sugar but I find that a bit too much!!
Bold

Comments

  1. I agree - you must have buttercream; even more so if it's a birthday cake!
    I'm amazed at how long it took you to use the KA since receiving it - that's willpower!
    Happy birthday

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  2. Happy Birthday! I agree that victoria sponge needs a bit of buttercream with the jam filling. I'm jealous of your kitchen aid.
    Hope you had a wonderful day.

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  3. Happy Birthday! You are going to love having a Kitchen Aid!

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  4. Happy, happy birthday. I think your cake looks really tasty. Hope you had a great day.

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  5. Happy Birthday! I know what you mean about the kitchenaid, it is by far the most important (to me) appliance in my kitchen. Great for kneading bread :)

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  6. Glad you love the KitchenAid. Happy Birthday, the cake looks wonderful!

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  7. Happy Birthday. Now that's a great looking cake.

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  8. Oh wow, I got one for Christmas too. Now I have it, I don't know how I ever lived without it. Don't you agree?

    Victoria sponge is one of my faves too. I actually confess to having a filthy love of those cheap frozen boxed versions. I know, I'm ashamed. *hangs head*

    But anyway, Hope you had a fabulous day!!

    Katie xox

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  9. Many Happy Returns, Beth. Great looking cake. Victoria Sponge is a favourite of mine too, and it absolutely must have buttercream.

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  10. Happy Birthday Beth!!

    I love my Kitchen Aid and wouldn't be without it! Enjoy yours.

    Maria
    x

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  11. Happy belated Birthday Beth!! Sorry I've not called by for a while but been unwell.

    Kitchen Aids are great and what a lovely gift from hubby and your cake looks delish :)

    Rosie x

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  12. YAY!!! A new mixer. Aren't they wonderful. Congrats on the birthday. Cake looks yummy!

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  13. Happy Birthday! I am glad you have a Kitchenaid, they are the best! The cake looks lovely too!

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  14. Happy Birthday Beth! I started to drool when I saw the jam oozing out of that gorgeous cake! I am with you on the buttercream, yum :P

    I wish I had the room for one of those mixers :(

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  15. Congratulations on your new KitchenAid! I, too, have a wonderful husband who gave me one for Christmas as well! I got so tired of inhaling flour when I tried to double cookie recipes in my old 3 quart bowl stand mixer. Now my lungs are clearer and I'm much happier! KitchenAids rock!

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