Wednesday, 23 April 2014

St George's Day


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.







32 comments:

  1. You need a new pair of scales ! those ones are something out of a bad dream ;-)

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    1. LOL i do indeed. I am still in search of the 'perfect' scales. My mum has some that hang on the wall so may investigate those for my teeny tiny kitchen that has no storage.

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  2. Wow, those cakes look delicious! I really want a cupcake now ha ha.

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  3. Those look SO good! We made one last year...and now my tummy is rumbling!

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  4. Oh Yum! I'd love some of that cake right now!

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  5. You're like a super mum!! I don't have any days to myself but I do have a couple of hours when my little one sleeps and in my dreams I would be making amazing creations like this. Very impressed!

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  6. Sounds like a really busy day! Love the look of your chocolate cake!

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  7. Oh wow, that cake sure looks amazingly fresh!

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  8. My 5 year old was looking at this page too and he said it looks so tasty! Love the st george design

    Anna (intheplayroom)

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    1. Awww thank you :) I do love it when children comment as you know they always speak their mind.

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  9. can you post me a slice yum

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    1. Unfortunately, it didn't last long enough for posting any :(

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  10. Ohh gosh that looks so tasty, the fresh raspberrys look delicious. x

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  11. OMG the cake looks droolworthy. I love chocolate with raspberries

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    1. What a fantastic word "droolworthy". Love it :)

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  12. That looks yummy, well done on getting so much done x

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  13. looks delicious and love the st george design very patriotic! x

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  14. What a productive day! I love the voluptuousness of your chocolate sponge cake. It looks absolutely delicious AND you did laundry! Domestic goddessery is definitely your thing.

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    1. I'm trying very hard to be productive these days. Thank you for your comments.

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  15. Mmm this looks delicious! A very productive day x

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  16. It's great when they go back to school for getting things done isn't it. Fab cake idea.

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  17. That looks very scrummy, love fresh raspberries

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  18. How productive?! I am far too lazy to make cakes but I really should start as my son keeps asking me to!

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  19. Eek your scales! But well done you for all the delicious baking, the boys in this house would be thrilled if they came home to that. x

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  20. Great recipe. The raspberries sound delicious, and I laughed at your tale about weighing the eggs.

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