Blueberry Sponge Cake

Blueberry Sponge Cake [caption id="attachment_42769" align="aligncenter" width="604"]Blueberry Sponge Cake Blueberry Sponge Cake[/caption] Plain sponge cake with blueberries and fresh cream. The blueberries may be substituted with strawberries, blackberries, apricots, etc... Ingredients: 1 cup white sugar 125g soft butter 4 extra large eggs 1 tsp vanilla essence 1 tsp almond essence 1 1/2 cups cake flour 1 cup self-raising flour 2 tsps baking powder 1/2 cup milk   Topping: 1 cup sugar 250g blueberries Juice of ½ lemon 500ml fresh cream   Method: Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius Grease 2 x 20cm baking tins with butter and sprinkle with flour Cream sugar and butter until light and fluffy Beat the eggs in one at a time Add vanilla and almond essence Add flour and baking powder, stir well to combine Stir in milk and mix until the mixture is a smooth dropping consistency Divide the mixture equally into the prepared tins and bake for 20 - 25 minutes To check if cake is done insert a skewer in the middle of the cake, if it comes out clean it is done Allow to cool slightly, turn out into a cooling rack to cool down completely   Meanwhile make the topping: Pour the sugar into a heavy based pot over medium heat Start stirring when the sugar starts to caramelised , stir until the sugar is dissolved and turned into syrup Add ¼ cup of blueberries, cook and stir until the blueberries are soft and the mixture resembles jam Add the lemon juice, stir and leave to cool completely   To assemble: Sandwich the cakes together with whipped cream Spread a generous layer of cream all over the cake Pipe a topping of cream around the top and bottom of the cake Pour the jam in the inside of the top piping Sprinkle the rest of the blueberries over the jam Cut into slices and enjoy :) © Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights   Click here for details of where to purchase my Cape Malay & Other Delights Cookbook [caption id="attachment_42770" align="aligncenter" width="604"]Blueberry Sponge Cake Blueberry Sponge Cake[/caption]

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