Wednesday, 19 September 2012

A simple jam and coconut sponge!

Another baking post for you guys today!
Nail of the week is on the way, but yesterday I did some baking, and thought I'd share with you what I made!

Tom isnt much of a cake person, but one cake I've noticed that he does wolf down when made, is just a very simple sponge with raspberry jam, and desicated coconut on top! And seeing as he's just gone a got himself a new job, I thought I'd make him it for when he came home from a long 10 hour day!

How much of everything:
  • 8oz of self raising flour
  • 4oz of caster sugar
  • 8oz of stork (or anything else that you prefer to use for baking!)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract (if you have the real deal ((essence)) then just 1 teaspoon will do)
  • Raspberry jam, doesnt matter if its seedless or not, or even if its raspberry, pick a jam, or curd you like.
  • Some desicated coconut

So put all your dry ingredients in your mixer or bowl, then move on to melting your butter in the microwave for about 15 seconds, once that comes out, add your vanilla extract, stir, then add to mixure.

Then mix.

Whilst its mixing, add your eggs, and make sure that all the flour and everything is mixed into the wet ingrediants. Then move on to lining the tin you would like to use. This is another personal perference, you could use any tin you fancied, and if theres too much mixture for one tin, then make 2, why the hell not! :)

I used one like this:

I lined my tin with some greaseproof paper, so when it comes to turning it out, fingers crossed, it should just pop out of the tin!

Empty the mixture in your tin, and bake for 20-25 minutes, on 180 degrees.
But keep and eye on it!

Once its out of the oven, let it cool in the tin for about 5-10 minutes, then turn it out, and take the greaseproof off. When the cake is luke warm, thats when you can start to spread your jam over the top of the cake, then sprinkle your desicated coconut over the top.
The jam and coconut you can put on as much, or as little as you like!

And then you have your finished cake!

Time to cut a piece and enjoy :)

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