Great British celebration cake - recipe

Great British celebration cake

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  1. 1

    Preheat the 180°C, (fan 160°C, gas mark 4). Grease and base line 2 x 20cm square sandwich tins or one 20cm square cake tin.

  2. 2

    Sift the flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl, add the remaining cake ingredients and beat with a wooden spoon until smooth.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 175g Self-raising white flour
    • 1tsp Baking powder
    • 175g Margarine
    • 175g Unrefined golden caster sugar
    • 3 Egg(s) (free range) medium
    • 2 tbsp Milk
  3. 3

    Spoon the mixture into the tin. Bake for 30 minutes in the sandwich tins or 45 — 50 minutes in the square tin. Turn out on to a wire tray.

  4. 4

    Put the lemon juice and sugar in a saucepan and heat gently until the sugar has dissolved.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 115g Unrefined golden caster sugar
  5. 5

    Whilst cake is warm, drizzle the syrup over so that it soaks into the cake.

  6. 6

    When cold, split the square cake in half horizontally (if you have used one large cake tin) and sandwich together with half the whipped cream. Spread the remainder whipped cream over the top of the cake. Decorate with fresh berries in the shape of a Union Jack.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 285ml Double cream whipped
    • 100g Strawberries
    • 100 Blueberries
    • 100g Raspberries to decorate

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