I just thought I'd nip by with a picture of the mini Victoria sponges I made yesterday.
They are somewhat of an experiment, as I am not sure how long the cream stays fresh on the cakes for ... yes, packaging always says three days, but the taste may alter, so I am eating a half a cake a day, in the hopes that I can tell how long they last for!!
I can think of worse experiments!!.....
I used a traditional Victoria sponge recipe as my base and tweaked it a little, so I baked with ....
2oz caster sugar
2oz plain flour
dash of baking powder
dash of baking soda
drop of vanilla essence
some strawberry jam
and for the cream ...
dash of vanilla
dash of caster sugar
half a tub of Elmlea double cream
All in all, the taste was lovely, the sponge came out surprisingly good. I baked the sponge in silicone cupcake moulds so that I could easily remove them to make the layered sponge which also worked well. However, I was not so keen on the cream- my Mum suggested clotted cream, and I think this would be a good move as the cakes will maintain a much better shape .....
Any thoughts?. .....
See you in the week with more experiments, and a little story about a newborn baby called Evelyn Mae!!
Take care all X