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Helen Vass is a British baker based in Barcelona. She runs a popular blog, The Diary of a Cake Maker www.thediaryofacakemaker.com. She is a self-taught baker and has been baking for 20 years. As well as writing recipes and sharing her baking passion on the web, Helen teaches baking classes in various locations throughout Barcelona. Here is her recipe for Victoria Sponge Cake
225g self-raising flour
1tsp baking powder
-First preheat the oven to 180ºC. Grease and line two 20cm sandwich tins with some greaseproof paper.
-Using an electric hand mixer or freestanding mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until smooth and creamy. Then add the four, eggs and mix well. In a separate bowl, sift the self-raising flour and the baking powder. Then add the flour to the cake batter and mix well until everything is incorporated.
-Divide the cake mixture evenly between the two tins and bake in the oven for around 25 minutes. To test the cake is cooked, place a skewer or a cocktail stick in the middle. They should come out clean. Leave the cakes to cool on a wire rack.
-Decorating the cake is up to you. In this photo, I decorated my cake with some vanilla buttercream and a fondant heart on top. I also filled the cake with strawberry jam and buttercream. Be creative with your decoration and most importantly, enjoy yourself!
BAKE & WIN!
To win a Silikomart Mini Wondercakes Mould (www.silikomart.com) post a photo of your Victoria Sponge on Helen Vass’ Facebook page, The Diary of a Cakemaker. Helen will choose a winner, to be posted on her page.