Tuesday, 15 July 2014

How to bake: Jam and Cream sponge cake.

Today I thought I would change it up and rather than do a fashion post do a baking one. At the end of this month I will be attending my cousins wedding(Where I am a bridesmaid woo!) and at the wedding there is going to be a bake off competition, all guests can bake a cake and enter. So yesterday I thought I would give baking a practice. Now I am in noway the best at baking or cooking for that matter but I was pretty impressed with how my cake turned out as I thought it would be one big flop and I wouldn't even be writing this post. However, luckily it worked! So if you would like to no how to bake a jam and cream spongecake keep on reading. 

To make a Jam and cream spongecake you will need the following;
  • Sponge cake mixer  x2
  • 25ml of Butter 
  • 200ml of cold water
  • Cream of choice
  • Jam of choice

  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk 
  • Baking tin

Begin by pouring in your sponge cake mix into your mixing bowl. Then melt your 25ml of butter and add it to your cake mix along with 200ml of cold water. Mix all together until your mixer becomes smooth. 

Before pouring your mixer into the cake tin pre heat your oven to 180C/350F. Now it's time to pour your mixer into your baking case, if yours is not grease prof then make sure you add butter all around it to make sure your cake comes out of the case when it is baked. Now place your case into the oven and allow to bake for around 20 minutes. 

Now if you have two of the same cake tins you can do split your mixer and share it into both tins and cook both at the same time, however if you just have one tin like me then allow this mixer to bake and then take it out and remove cake from tin. Then your second batch of mixer goes into the tin and you bake that one. 

Once both are baked its time to make your cream.

So of course are cake is going to need a filling so I have gone for something simple just cream and jam, the traditional. When shopping for ingredients I could not find a cream any where so ended up just getting this one as it seemed fairly straight forward. 

This involves three simple steps:
Step one - Empty the pack into a bowl
Step two - Add 150ml of milk 
Step Three - Mix all together until it is light and fluffy

Now that your cream is made, the first thing to do is add your jam to the bottom base of your cake. 

On top of your jam its time to add your cream.

Now add your top layer to complete the cake.

To make it look that little bit prettier I added some left over cream to the top and cut up some strawberry's to add on. 

And we are all done,woo! Cut your self a slice and enjoy.

Now I know this is not the best baking post out there but I thought I would give it a go as I am trying to add more lifestyle posts to my blog. Let me know if you enjoyed it by commenting down below and I shall speak to you all soon. 

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