By popular demand here is the recipe for my Lemon, Passion fruit and Elderflower cake !
12oz of self raising flour
12oz of castor sugar
12oz of stork margarine ( I find gives better results In a plain sponge then butter )
6 medium eggs
2 tsp of baking powder
1tbsp of vanilla essence
6 tbsp of cold water
•Cream together the stork and sugar until light and fluffy
•add the beaten eggs
•now add the sifted flour and baking powder and whisk/beat until light and fluffy.
•divide the mix between 3 x greased 9 inch sandwich tins.
• bake in a preheated oven at 180c for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
The cake fillings
1/2 of a jar of lemon curd.
2oz of clear jam (e.g apricot) or shred less marmalade.
3 passion fruits.
5oz of unsalted butter.
10oz of icing sugar.
2 tbsp of milk.
A few drops of vanilla essence.
•butter cream - cream the softened butter, vanilla essence, milk and icing sugar until light and fluffy
•passion fruit jam - take your clear jam then add the pulp and seeds of the 3 passion fruit, gently simmer together for 2 minutes, voila- there you have passion fruit jam.
•sandwich the 1st and 2nd layers of sponge together with the lemon curd, then add the passion fruit jam, then the buttercream to the top of the 2nd sponge. Finally top with the third sponge.
The cream cheese frosting
2 x 150g tubs of full fat cream cheese ( I use supermarket own brand as it keeps the cost down).
I small tub of mascarpone cheese.
100ml of elderflower cordial.
Whisk together the soft cheeses and the elderflower cordial.
Use this to cover your sponge, this is the chance to use you imagination you can spread the frosting or pipe it on !