Birthday Cakes

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Chocolate , vanilla , royal iced , fondant iced or buttercream , you decide

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Yields1 Serving

 8oz butter
 8oz caster sugar
 4 eggs
 8oz SR flour
 2 tspns baking powder
 Dash of vanilla extract
 Jam to sandwich together
 Buttercream , fondant icing or royal icing to decorate

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Heat oven to 180C

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Grease 2 7 " sandwich tons and line the bases with greaseproof paper

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Put all the ingredients into a large bowl and mix . You can do this by hand but an electric mixer is best

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Pour equal amounts into the tins , flatten down slightly

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Bake for about 25 minutes until light and springy , a skewer put in the cake should come out clean

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Cool in tin for a couple of minutes then turn onto a wire rack to cool

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When cooled sandwich together with jam and / or buttercream and get decorating

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If you want to make a chocolate cake swap 1oz of flour for 1oz of cocoa powder

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You will need to coat the cake with a thin layer of buttercream for the fondant icing to stick

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You can use square tins , oblong tins even shaped tins .

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Ingredients

 8oz butter
 8oz caster sugar
 4 eggs
 8oz SR flour
 2 tspns baking powder
 Dash of vanilla extract
 Jam to sandwich together
 Buttercream , fondant icing or royal icing to decorate

Directions

1

Heat oven to 180C

2
3
4
5

Grease 2 7 " sandwich tons and line the bases with greaseproof paper

6
7
8
9

Put all the ingredients into a large bowl and mix . You can do this by hand but an electric mixer is best

10
11
12
13

Pour equal amounts into the tins , flatten down slightly

14
15
16
17

Bake for about 25 minutes until light and springy , a skewer put in the cake should come out clean

18
19
20
21

Cool in tin for a couple of minutes then turn onto a wire rack to cool

22
23
24
25

When cooled sandwich together with jam and / or buttercream and get decorating

26
27
28
29

If you want to make a chocolate cake swap 1oz of flour for 1oz of cocoa powder

30
31
32
33

You will need to coat the cake with a thin layer of buttercream for the fondant icing to stick

34
35
36
37

You can use square tins , oblong tins even shaped tins .

Birthday Cakes