Carnation Celebration Cake

Celebrate all things British with this gorgeous berry-topped cake, filled with strawberry jam and spread with a rich buttery icing. Perfect for picnics, street parties or to brighten up a rainy day!
Serves: 12
  • Cake
  • 200g plain flour
  • 405g can Carnation Condensed Milk Light
  • 2 eggs
  • 2tsp vanilla extract
  • 150g buttery spread*
  • 3tsp baking powder
  • Filling
  • 6tbsp strawberry conserve or jam
  • Icing
  • 200g icing sugar
  • 100g buttery spread*
  • 2tsp vanilla extract
  • 200g mixed summer berries, to decorate

You will also need...

2 x 18cm sandwich cake tins, base lined with parchment
  • Very easy

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  • Prep time
    30 mins

    Cook time
    25 mins

Each serving typically contains

  • Energy 1691kJ 403kcal 20%
  • Fat 15.9g 23%
  • Saturates 3.5g 18%
  • Sugars 44.7g 50%
  • Salt 0.76g 13%

of an adult's Reference Intake (RI)*
Energy per 100g: 1557kJ/371kcal
*Reference Intake of an average adult (8400kJ/2000kcal).
Portions should be adjusted for children of different ages.

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Here's how easy it is...
  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C for fan ovens), Gas Mark 4.
  2. 2. Beat all the cake ingredients in a bowl (with an electric hand mixer if you have one!) until pale and creamy.
  3. 3. Spoon the cake mix into the tins and spread out. Bake for about 25-30 minutes until springy and golden. Cool in the tins for a minute, and then turn out on a cake rack.
  4. 4. When cool, put one cake half onto a plate and spread with the jam. Sandwich together with the other half.
  5. 5. Beat the icing sugar, buttery spread and vanilla with a few drops of water to make a thick icing. Spread on top of the cake. Put berries on top in a Union Jack shape if you like!
  6. • Look out for natural vanilla extract – not essence.

    *recipe based on 70% fat buttery spread

Discussion Board

  • shelagh
    April 11, 2014
    just taken cakes out of oven and they dont look good, this is the first recipee ive ever done for cake that does not have sugar in, they look like yorkshire puds, will wait till they cool and see if they taste better than they look.
  • MrsB
    July 15, 2012
    This came out the best cake I've every made :-) so pleased looked great with the birthday candles on & very very yummy