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.
200g Caster Sugar
200g Butter, softened
200g Self Raising Flour
1 Tsp Baking Powder
2 TBSP Milk
100g Butter, softened
140 Icing Sugar
Drop Vanilla Extract
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!!