Pick n Mix Cake

By 24th September 2018 No Comments
If you have a sweet tooth (like me), then this will be the perfect recipe to bake a super sweet cake…
What you will need:
  • 250g SR Flour
  • 250g Sugar
  • 250g Margarine
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Strawberry Jam
  • Pick n Mix, Chocolate Fingers
  • 250g Icing Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Milk
  • 140g Butter
Method for the Sponge:
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Place the sugar, butter and vanilla extract into a large mixing bowl. Use an electric whisk, on a medium to high speed, to whisk the ingredients together; whisk until the mixture is light and creamy.
  3. In a separate bowl, crack 4 eggs and beat them with the same whisk until they appear light and frothy.
  4. Slowly add the beaten eggs into the mixture and whisk on a high speed until it appears light, fluffy and creamy.
  5. Sift the flour bit by bit into the mixture and fold it in a figure of 8 – do this until all the flour is folded in.
  6. Using a big spoon, separate the mixture evenly into two greased baking tins.
  7. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 20 minutes. Check to make sure the cakes are well risen and cooked properly; do this by interesting a skewer into the middle of the cake and be sure it comes out clean.
  8. Leave the cakes to stand for 10 minutes before transferring them onto a cooling rack.
Method for Frosting/Decorating:
  1. Place the butter, icing sugar and milk into a large mixing bowl. Use an electric whisk on a low speed, to begin with, to whisk the mixture together. When the mixture is starting to come together, turn the speed up to medium and continue whisking until the frosting is smooth. The frosting should be fairly stiff but creamy enough to be spreadable.
  2. To fill the cake, spoon some of the frosting onto the top of one of the halves of the cake. Cover the cake with the frosting (leaving a little room at the edges) and then add the strawberry jam on top.
  3. Place the other half of the cake on top of the other – sandwiching the two together. At this point, you should have the perfect Victoria Sponge Cake. If you’d prefer a simpler cake then simply leave it as it is.
  4. However, if you like to decorate cakes (like me) then go ahead! To make the cake as I have, I simply used up the rest of the frosting by covering the entire cake with it. I then individually added chocolate fingers around the edge of the cake and covered the top with a mountain of Pick n Mix.


Greta x

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