For the penultimate week of term it was our department’s turn on cake Wednesday. No pressure to finish on a well baked final week!
I wanted to go for something summery and something I’ve not baked before so I searched through my many baking books and found this. I loved that it was a tweak on the classic Victoria sponge, with a homemade lime curd. The lime curd had lots and lots of lime in it so it added a good zing to the cake. The cake had slices of fresh strawberries, whipped cream and lime curd between the layers, was covered with cream and topped with more strawberries.
I decided to double the cake mixture as it said it would only serve 8-10, this resulted in a rather large cake. There were a few comments about how I had made a wedding cake and a couple of people pointing it out with a comment of “have you seen the size of this cake?”.
The baking was so good from the department that there was a 3-way split with the win, this cake being one third of that!