St George’s day (part 1) dessert

Victoria Sponge cake and minis

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Victoria sponge cake is named after Queen Victoria and makes this a very English cake ideal for St George’s Day. I made a selection of minis to share with sons football team and a large one for us to eat :)

200 gms soft butter
200 gms caster sugar
Vanilla paste
4 medium eggs
200 gms of self raising flour
Jam
Double cream (whipped)
Fresh fruit (optional)
I used freeze dried raspberries and strawberries

Cream butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy
Slowly add the beaten eggs
Fold in flour slowly
Place batter in tins
Gas mark 4
Cook until firm to touch
Allow to cool
Decorate

The kids loved these and so did hubby when he saw the family sized one.

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I was so pleased to use my new scales also, the lovely people from Brabantia sent it to me (sponsors for the Food category in the MAD blog awards) they are slimline, digital and beautiful, can you call scales beautiful? Well they are and the colour matches some of my utensils I already have.

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What do I like about them?
As said already slimline
Lightweight
Has an on/off switch
Illuminates
Hook to hang them when not in use
Tare (to reset to zero between ingredients)
Choose of colours ( mine are Caribbean blue)

Disclosure: I was sent the scales as a gift and all views are my own, you will see them featured a lot on the blog in the future.

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