Thanks. Yes I think I will end up with sponge after all! And Betty Crocker is amazing isn't it? I'm a massive snob when it comes to ready made cake mixes etc but oh my word since I tasted it and realised how easy it is to use I'm now a huge secret convert.
Its dd's 1st birthday at the weekend. I'm planning to make a round cake that I cover with plain buttercream of some kind. Then I'm going to do a rainbow-ish thing out of jelly tots and stick a candle or two in.
Anyway, I'm not fussed about it being low sugar or anything (can you tell she's my 3rd child ) but I'm after a more interesting cake than just a victoria sandwich type. Really something that the adults would like to eat as my experience is that the kids will eat the decorations and icing but leave the cake.
I thought of maybe banana cake but with what icing/buttercream? Would it be a bit heavy? And then I thought maybe lemon?