Friday, 9 September 2011
With all the rain we having be having lately I was being to feel a little fed up, so what could I do to cheer myself up, well bake of course! I decided to make a summer berry sponge as I had been berry collecting in by Nanna's garden and had loads of blackberries, I also had some strawberries and raspberries to use up so these also went in.
The cake batter looked glorious with the colourful berries running through it, my mouth was watering even before baking it.
Summer Berry sponge recipe
225g Butter or margarine
225g Golden caster sugar
225g Self raising flour
125g summer berries
pre heat the oven to 170oC
Cream butter and caster sugar together, until very light and creamy. I do this for at least 5 minuets
Add eggs one at a time with a little flour, mix until all the eggs are combined
sift in the flour and fold in.
stir in the berries.
Add to a greased and lined baking tin and bake until golden brown.
Cream cheese buttercream recipe
300g icing sugar, sifted
50g unsalted butter, at room temperature
125g cream cheese, cold
Beat icing sugar and butter untill the mixture comes together and is well mixed, add the cream cheese in one go and beat untill it is completely incorporated. Then mix on a high speed untill light and fluffy.
do not overbeat, as it can become runny.