Saturday, July 16, 2011
Berries In The Valley
strawberry jam using the recipe featured from my blog previously. The Victorian Sponge cake is a very traditional cake in England and is often the test of a true home cook at their country fairs. For you local readers, think Gerry Frank's Oregon State Fair Chocolate Cake Contest, without the chocolate! It is said to have been the favorite cake of Queen Victoria.
Victorian Sponge Cake
3 large eggs, at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup softened butter
3/4 cup superfine sugar
1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
1/4 cup jam
Confectioner's sugar to dust the top of cake
Lightly beat the eggs with the vanilla extract. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the butter with the sugar until the mixture is pale, light and fluffy. Gradually add the eggs, beating well after each addition. Sift the flour over the the top and fold in lightly until the mixture is smooth.