Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Baking With Waitrose

You'll know by now that I'm never one to turn down cake and enjoy the whole baking process so said a big fat yes when Waitrose asked if I would like to take part in their baking project and bake a cake for my Mum in honour of Mother's day.  Yep that means I had to share the resulting cake ;)  I went for the Victoria Sandwich recipe and rather than add raspberries as the recipe suggests I opted for strawberries purely because my Mum doesn't like raspberries!  Feel free to add whatever fruit you like!  The recipe also didn't include jam, an essential part of a Vicky sponge I am sure you'll agree.

250g unsalted butter, softened
250g caster sugar
4 medium organic eggs
250g self raising flour
75ml milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

For the filling:
Double Cream
Strawberries or any berries you fancy
Strawberry Jam

Preheat the oven to 180c, gas mark 4
Grease and line 2 x 8" cake tins
Beat the sugar and eggs together until pale and fluffy
Add the eggs one at a time beating well after each addition
Sift in the flour and gently fold in with the milk and vanilla until just combined

Pour the mixture into the tins and level the tops.  Bake in the centre of the oven for 20-25 minutes until springy to the touch

Allow the cakes to stand in the tins for 5 minutes

Turn out onto a wire rack and leave to cool

Whilst waiting for the sponge to cool whip the cream and chop the strawberries ready for filling.

Spread a generous layer of jam over the base sponge

Add a layer of cream, top with strawberries and sandwich the sponges together.

Finish with a dusting of icing sugar

Get the kettle on and your Mum round for a cup of tea

Serve and enjoy, YUM!

This post is in collaboration with Waitrose who kindly provided me with the ingredients to make this yummy cake.  I want to try the rhubarb and ginger Bakewell tart next, have to whip up another cake for Mothers day.  I did share this one with my Mum though, isn't she a lucky girl!  There are lots of Mothers Day gift ideas here plus your chance to win.



  1. Oh, I need to find time to bake this week, this looks yummy!

  2. Sarah will you please back me a cake!

    1. You make the tea & I'll bake the cake.

  3. Replies
    1. It was lovely, so light and tasty.

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    1. It was so good, can't wait to try the other recipes out too.

  5. NOM NOM NOM!! I love cake and want to give this recipe a whirl. Raspberries are one of my favourite fruits, too.

  6. Would you believe that I've never actually made a Victoria Sponge! This one looks delicious so will have to add it to my ever growing 'to bake' list.
    So jealous of your kitchen accessories! x

    Leanne - A Slice of My Life


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