Monday, 5 October 2009

ICCHFC - Week 8: Victoria sponge

Today was the eighth meeting of the ICCHFC and heralded the return of Louisa to bake (although this is the first time Louisa's been mentioned here as I only started the blog on week three) to start the second round.

This time through each baker is having a theme. Louisa's theme was "afternoon tea". The voting went strongly for Victoria Sponge, much to Louisa's dismay, so in response she went for a "posh" version.

Note - That's Jo's finger (John's on holiday)

Louisa’s posh Victoria sponge

175g self raising flour
175g butter
175g caster sugar
3 large eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder
125g raspberries
125g mascarpone cheese
125g crème fresh
Icing sugar to taste!
1 tsp vanilla extract

1. Sieve the flour and baking powder into a bowl. Add the butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla extract and beat together until smooth and lump free.
2. Split between two lined 21cm sandwich tins and bake for 20-25 mins at 170°C.
3. When cakes are Fonzie cool, mix the mascarpone, crème fresh and vanilla extract together and add the icing sugar to taste.
4. Spread the filling onto one of the sponge bases and scatter with raspberries, keeping some back for the top, and place lid on.
5. Dip saved raspberries in cream mixture and place artistically on the top. Sprinkle with icing sugar. Keep refrigerated until you eat. Serve with a nice cuppa - yum!


  1. And posh it was - still think battenberg would have been better!

  2. It would have been triumphant, but I was scared of the marzipan!


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