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How can I make a lovely light sponge cake with raspberries in?

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spudcounter Fri 10-Oct-08 12:21:39

I've not got a food mixer...and I've a electric fan oven...please help? I'm hopeless at making cakes. It's for dh's birthday.

forevercleaning Fri 10-Oct-08 12:23:51

you could make the large victoria sponge.

In the middle a nice thick layer of marscapone then lay the raspberries on that and sandwich the 2 together. It looks fab and tastes great too.

For extra specail then you could do a layer the same on the top.

PandaG Fri 10-Oct-08 12:24:16

make ordinary sponge and put raspberries on the top and in the middle sitting on whipped cream? Or do you want the basic sponge recipe

forevercleaning Fri 10-Oct-08 12:25:11

60z butter
6oz sugar
3 eggs
6 oz plain flour

Thats it for the cake.

1 tub marscapone or double cream
fresh raspberries.

fan over is best for cakes as evenly distributed heat smile

PandaG Fri 10-Oct-08 12:28:11

now I'd use sr flour, and add a bit of baking powder too to ensure the rise!

forevercleaning Fri 10-Oct-08 12:31:55

oh god yes, whatever was i thinking. Of course its self faising [shit]

Hope she doesnt floow mine it will be a biscuit grin

forevercleaning Fri 10-Oct-08 12:32:28

raising I meant!!

Overmydeadbody Fri 10-Oct-08 12:33:01

I'd make a whisked fatless sponge, cook it n two rectasngular swiss roll tins, cut each rectangle of cake in half when cooked, and sandwith all four layers togethe with whipped cream and raspberries, or for more decadence white chocolate ganache with raspberries.

I'd dust the top with icing sugar and decorate with raspberries and white chocolate leaves.

PandaG Fri 10-Oct-08 12:33:22

grin - well we both think the same about how to incorporate raspberries anyway - I could just fancy a raspberry and cream cake!

bellavita Fri 10-Oct-08 12:35:13

As soon as I saw the thread, I thought the same as forevercleaning.

However, I would use 8oz of everything and 4 eggs and split between two tins, bake for about 20/25mins at 160 for the fan oven. I would also use self-raising flour with 2tsp of baking powder.

bellavita Fri 10-Oct-08 12:36:14

What time do you want us all round for cake and coffee? grin

forevercleaning Fri 10-Oct-08 12:39:26

bella - will try yours with the 8oz next time, sounds good.

In fact I fancy making one now but dont have the fresh rasps to hand sad Jam is not quite the same!

bellavita Fri 10-Oct-08 12:40:21

Have you got any fresh cream to go with the jam?

forevercleaning Fri 10-Oct-08 12:42:02

well i have marscapone, no fresh cream at the ready.

Don't know how I came to start using marscapone instead of cream, but i recommend it.

bellavita Fri 10-Oct-08 12:42:53

Do you ever put a big of icing sugar or vanilla extract into the marscapone?

forevercleaning Fri 10-Oct-08 13:23:48

ooh not tried it, but might have to now. smile

mabanana Fri 10-Oct-08 13:26:36

I like lemon and raspberry. Normal sponge mix in loaf tin with some grated lemon rind, then drop the raspberries onto the raw mixture and put in oven to bake. The raspberries are in the sponge now and delicious. Then pour over lemon juice mixed with caster sugar to make a drizzle topping (I like to stick a skewer in teh mixture to make the lemon & sugar go in too) then put on some lemon icing (icing sugar and lemon juice). Delicious!

spudcounter Fri 10-Oct-08 17:23:38

wow, you're all veritable domestic goddesses! Now I know how to whip a cake up, all's I need is the Nigella cleavage..any suggestions on this front (yes I know...dreadful) would be most welcome! Thanks guys.

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