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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Victoria Sandwich Cake


A special request from my sis in-law to bake her the classic Victoria Sandwich Cake.  To tell you the truth, I have never tasted one myself.  Hmm..so there I went, searching for the recipe and found this in the Australian Women's Weekly Old Fashioned Favourites Cookbook.  This cookbook is one of the few collection that I own which I like best. Most of the bakes that I have tried from this cookbook turned out well.  So, even though this is my first try at baking this cake, I know that it will not be a disappointment.  And I was right.  My family love this and from the first bite, it became their favourite next to my Pineapple Upside Down Cake!

It's so easy to make and I wonder how come I've never thought of baking this before....My SIL likes hers with fresh cream and pureed strawberry filling.  This is definitely a cake to indulge in if you are a fan of butter cake. It's not dense or oily although it uses quite a bit of butter.  It's quite light and the strawberry whip cream filling goes well with the cake.  This is absolutely delicious.  I'm glad my SIL made this request or else I will never 'discover' just how delicious this cake is.  So simple and yet..mmm..mmm..!! So here it is and I hope she likes it.
                            









Recipe below makes 1 cake:
(I made 1 1/2 recipe which yields 2 cakes and split each into half.)

250g butter softened
1 cup caster sugar
4 eggs
2 cups self raising flour
1 tsp vanilla

Method:
1. Cream butter with sugar and vanilla till light and fluffy. 
2. Add in eggs 1 at a time and mix well.
3. Fold in the flour in 2 batches and mix well.  Pour into prepared two 20cm pans and bake at pre-heated oven at 180d celsius for 25 mins or until done.
4. Once cake is cooled, sandwich the cake with strawberry filling and sprinkle 2 tablespoon of icing sugar on it.

Filling: Strawberries (about 8 large fruits) pureed.
           1 cup whipping cream
           2 tablespoon icing sugar
Beat whipping cream with the icing sugar till soft peak. Then add in the pureed strawberries and beat for another 2 mins.  Keep chilled until use.

8 comments:

  1. Two cakes? Can help you to finish!! Looks good, never tried this cake before, have seen many recipes though! I made strawberry cake too today, we exchange? :)

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  2. mm mis ellerine sağlık canım
    :))))

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  3. soft yummy looking cake looks fabulous

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  4. this filling looks so good!

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  5. This look amazing! Um following you!

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  6. very nicely baked..i dont know why suddenly i'm yearning for some butter cake right now..serious..

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  7. sedapnya jen... i mmg suka victoria sandwich... my fave is one with sourish jam fillings like pineapple and/or strawberry.... but too bad i'm lousy at baking cakes.. so kena order je selalu kalau nak makan.....
    yours looks crazily yummy lah....

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