The Sweetpeas are back to school today and, as it is a Wednesday, Chunky is there all day too. Yippeeeeeeeee. The one day of the week to catch up on everything. I've done 3 loads of washing, vacuumed, had my shopping delivered and then I was ready to do a bit of baking.
First up were some banana and sultana cakes which I had previously made before. Delicious!
I then decided to make a chocolate Victoria Sandwich. Why not hey?
Weigh 3 eggs in their shells. (Mine weighed 180g). Well, roughly in my case.
This is the condition of my current weighing scales. I'm sure a dragon melted them!
Measure whatever that weight is in margarine and caster sugar.
Cream together the margarine and sugar. Add in the eggs....without their shells this time!
Weigh out 50g of cocoa powder and then make up to your 'magic egg weight' in self-raising flour.
Add this to your mixture and mix until all lovely and fluffy.
Put into sandwich tins that have been greased and also lined with greaseproof paper.
Pop in the oven at 180C for about 20 minutes. Don't forget to tell them to get "all hot and yummy" as per Harvey's usual baking routine.
You can tell when they are done as you can gently press the top and it springs back.
Allow them to cool and that's it.... ready to decorate.
I used whipped fresh double cream and some delicious raspberries.