Carnation Celebration Cake
Carnation Celebration Cake

Carnation Celebration Cake

Time
PREP: 10 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Difficulty
Quite Easy
serves
Serves: 12

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!

Carnation Celebration Cake
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Plain flour

200g

Eggs

2

Vanilla extract

2tsp

Buttery baking spread*

150g

Baking powder

3tsp

Strawberry conserve or jam

5tbsp

Icing sugar

175g

Buttery baking spread*

75g

Vanilla extract

2tsp

Mixed summer berries, to decorate

200g

*Recipe based on 70% fat buttery baking spread

You will also need…

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

Step 1 of 5

Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C for fan ovens), Gas Mark 4.

Step 2 of 5

Beat all the cake ingredients in a bowl with a wooden spoon (or an electric hand mixer) until pale and creamy.

Step 3 of 5

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.

Step 4 of 5

When cool, put one cake half onto a plate and spread with the jam. Sandwich together with the other half.

Step 5 of 5

Beat the icing sugar, buttery baking 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!

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Carnation Celebration Cake is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy and scrummy I tweaked this to make a chocolate version and it turned out wonderfully. I'd definitely make it again and have even told my baking friend about it!
Date published: 2020-09-01
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