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Birthday cake help needed quickly!

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Bubbles2012 Thu 12-Jun-14 20:21:00

Having a cake/bake related issue!

I need a new recipie for a birthday sponge cake that will hold it's shape for icing (fondant) and stacking (two tier cake).

Have two 23cm tins. My recipie recommends:

675g SR flour
450g butter
450g caster sugar
8 large eggs
2 1/4 tbsp veg oil
2 1/4 tbsp vanilla extract.

It seems way too much and based on the top tier I've done based on quantities given for 20cm tins - they have risen too much.

Please help, I need to bake tonight ready for icing tomorrow!

Vanilla great, chocolate cake even better (I have dark choc and hot choc powder).

Thank you in advance.

Bubbles2012 Thu 12-Jun-14 20:38:23

Bumping to see if any bakers can help with my baking emergency!

marriednotdead Thu 12-Jun-14 21:14:50

I have just looked in my new baking book. For a single 23cm chocolate cake it recommends

275g SR flour
10 eggs shock
175g caster sugar
275g butter
425g plain chocolate
70g icing sugar

Bubbles2012 Thu 12-Jun-14 21:33:02

Thank you! I've gone with the recipie as I didn't want to be up all night but my recipie is for 2 x 23cm tins so maybe not that far off but that would mean 20 eggs in your book!

Will keep my fingers crossed!

marriednotdead Thu 12-Jun-14 22:53:13

I know, I'm horrified! I do the egg weighing method usually but I've no idea how to convert it to pan sizes.

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