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Xmas Tree Cake

I baked this sponge cake for our friends Katie and Michael's Chrismas party last night.

I wanted to give the cake a seasonal touch so I cut out a Christmas tree shape, then rolled out some green icing and cut out the same shape.

 

I spead jam over the cake then added the icing ontop (the jam helps the icing stick onto the cake).

Then using red icing, I created mini balls and cake decoration.

The mini xmas pictures are edible too :o)

 

you can find the recipe on my blog at sunshinecooking.blogspot.com/ or below.

 

Sponge Cake Recipe:

I used double these quantities as I wanted a BIGGER cake, but for a round cake this is what you would need:

 

125g butter, softened

250ml white sugar (I used castor sugar)

3 large eggs

500ml cake flour

15ml baking powder

2.5ml salt

5ml vanilla essence

100ml milk

50ml water

 

Method:

- Cream the butter and sugar together with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.

- Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

- In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add this to the creamed mixture, along with vanilla essence, milk and water.

- Mix with a wooden spoon until smooth.

- Spoon into deep 20cm or 23cm greased cake pan (I used a bigger pan so I can cut out the xmas tree shape)

- Bake in preheated oven at 180c for 45-60 minutes until golden in colour (45 minutes was enough for mine).

- Cool on cooling rack, then split the middle and fill with strawberry jam (if required).

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Taken on December 10, 2005