Thursday, July 1, 2010

Strawberry Shortcake

Basic Vanilla Cake

1 cups self raising flour
90g butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup of sugar
2 eggs
2 Tablespoons of milk

Preheat oven to 180. Line eight muffin pan holes with paper cases. Cream together butter and sugar. Add vanilla and eggs, beat until thick and glossy. Sift in flour and add milk. Beat until smooth and creamy.

Pour into a greased lined 6 inch round cake tin. Bake for 20-30 minutes on 170c
Allow to cool before turning out and cooling completely.

Cut through the middle to create two layers, set aside.


2 teaspoons icing sugar
300ml whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Whip together until thick and creamy

2 Punnets of strawberry's finely sliced
4 tablespoons of strawberry jam

Spread strawberry jam on each cake layer, slather with cream and top with strawberry's. Place one layer of cake on the other.

Serve and enjoy the classic combination.

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