Raspberry Victoria Sponge Cake

Hey readers,

Today I share with you my raspberry Victoria sponge cake.

Ingredients

For the sponge 

225g butter and some extra to greese proof tins

225g self raising flower

2tsp self raising powder

4 free range eggs

2 tsps Vanilla bean paste

225g Golden caster sugar

8in cake tin

For the filling

150ml Double cream

spread as much raspberry jam needed

Icing  sugar

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Method

1) Preheat the oven on 180C/350F/Gas 4.

2) Cut out some greaseproof paper to fit your tin and then line it up on  your tins. Next rub the tins with butter on the paper and on the sides.

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3) Crack the eggs into a bowl and mix the sugar, flour, butter, vanilla bean paste and baking powder into a bowl. Mix with the electrical whisk until it is all combined together.

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4) Divide the mixture between the two tins.

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5) Place the tins into the middle shelf of the oven for 25 mixtures. After 25 minutes check the sponge with a bamboo stick to see if it is clear.

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5) Take the cakes out of the oven and place them on the side to cool for 10 minutes and then remove the cakes from the tin and place on a wire rack.

6) Whip up the cream with the electrical whisk.

7) Smooth out one half on the cake with the raspberry Jam and then put the cream on top.

8) Finally place the other half on the cake on top and sprinkle with icing sugar.

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Cheers for reading X

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Five Chocolate Egg Alternatives

Hey Readers,

Do you sometimes what to get a different Easter present other then chocolate. Well I have selected a few items that are not covered in chocolate but can still be fun to give to a child at Eater.

1. Here we have this bright and fun bouncy Easter animals, such a simple idea. This would also be brilliant to have races on a table with siblings. They are from  baker Ross, (pack of four for £1.65).

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2. Something a little bit quirky now are these really cool trees made out of crystal that you watch to see them grow. All you have to do is add water. Great especially if ya child is wanting to learn about science. They are from  Tiger , (£2.00).

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3. You can not go wrong with a bit of painting can you and these lovely Easter characters look such good fun. They do look the kind of thing where you put in the window when it is sunny and the sun shines through the colour. Great way of getting a personalised decoration too, as all kids love seeing their work on display. They are from  Poundland, (£1.00).

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4. I am a sucker for a bit of novelty but why not if it gives me a bit of entertainment for children. Here we have a packet of six Easter crackers and they contain Easter themed items inside. They are also great fun and kid friendly way to add decoration to the table too, so win-win all round!  The crackers come from  Poundland, (£1.00)

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5. Another idea to do with children is to make some Easter cookies and you don’t have to do something extravagant a simple short bread recipe is the one easiest things to do with a kid. I love these cute designs you can get from Hobby Craft, (£3.00).

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Whatever way you celebrate Eater, I hope you have a fun time.

Cheers for reading X