Carnation Celebration Cake
Carnation Celebration Cake

Carnation Celebration Cake

PREP: 10 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Quite Easy
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




Vanilla extract


Buttery baking spread*


Baking powder


Strawberry conserve or jam


Icing sugar


Buttery baking spread*


Vanilla extract


Mixed summer berries, to decorate


*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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