Sunday, 13 March 2011

For the love and joy of baking

Ive been debating about what to do for my first official post, after much thought over tea and biscuits I've decided to start off on the right foot by sharing a recipe, I've made this many times and its yummy. I took it with me to my mothers today for Sunday lunch and it went down a treat !

This is a great recipe for those stressed out days, when your child has decided that they no longer like the oak dining room table and would much prefer it in a crayola red !, it can all be bunged in the mixer and whizzed up together, perfect x

200g soft butter
200g caster sugar
3 eggs
140g self raising flour
50g custard powder
6 tbsp strawberry jam
and a little custard made up to packet instructions

Heat oven to 180c, line a square baking tin about 20ish cm.

Put the butter,sugar,eggs,flour and custard powder into a bowl/mixer and beat fast and hard until light and fluffy, pour this into the pre prepared tin and whack in oven for about 25/30 Min's until tester comes out clean.

Leave to cool in tin, once cooled, remove and slice in half, brush both sides of the cake with some of the custard mixture, just enough to moisten it up you don't want the custard running out, i just brush it over with a pastry brush, then put a layer of jam, sandwich together dust with icing sugar and voila x

Just a note to say this recipe if versatile you could use fresh cream and strawberry's/raspberry's, I've also sometimes sandwiched it together with nutella.


  1. Hey Lisa, welcome to Blogland!!!!
    Lovely to visit with you, your recipe sounds amaaaaaaaaaazing, def one I'll be trying.
    So sorry but I laughed at the Crayonning-of-the-table, hope it wasn't too desperate!
    lots of love to you

  2. Hi Lisa!
    Great start to a blog ... yummy cake recipes!
    Love your jug of flowers by the way.

    Heather xxxxx

  3. Ahh my first 2 commments THANKYOU ! x

  4. Your cake sounds yummy!
    I'm going to try it!

  5. I love your first official post - great recipe. I'm going to try it this weekend x