Sunday, 11 August 2013

A Very British Birthday Cake

Hello again! It is my mums birthday soon and I am trying tot think of something nice to make her, this was last years cake! My family are not big fans of overly sweet things so I decided to use fruit to make the union jack (since all the fruit I used were in season it was especially summery as well!) instead of icing! I also blended raspberries into whipped cream for the filling as I thought this would be less sweet than butter icing (It was bloody delicious!).


 175g butter
175g caster sugar
3 eggs
1tsp vanilla extract
1tsp baking soda

 175g self raising flour


Tub of whipping/double cream
2 punnets of raspberries
 1 punnet of strawberries
 1 punnet of blueberries


First blend together sugar and butter.
Then add the eggs and vanilla extract.
Blend for 2 minutes until the mixture forms bubbles on the surface.
Then sift in the flour and baking soda and fold in with a metal spoon.
 Then separate between 2 cake tins and cook at 180 for 25 mins.

For the filling and topping

Whip the cream till it has thickened then add a punnet of raspberries and blend in.
 Spread the cream between the layers of the cake and on the top
Then using the different berries decorate the top (I attempted to do a union jack!)
I then used a little pack of decorations from waitrose to decorate the cake further!



  1. That is a great picture and it looks so good!!! We here don't eat any sugar and we try very hard not to eat much salt and no white flour!!! We have been at it now for 8 years!1 it really changes you life a lot!!!
    Sorry it has taken me so long to come say hello but i am just learning!!!