I love making a celebration cake , give me an excuse any excuse! When my lovely friend Sarah asked me to make her little girl a 9th birthday cake I was all over that. Is it weird to get excited about the idea of making and designing one?
For the cake
225g butter, softened
4 eggs, beaten
225g self-raising flour
½ tsp baking powder
2 tbsp whole milk
For the buttercream
250g unsalted butter, softened
350g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp salt
Half jar strawberry jam
Preheat oven to 180 degrees centigrade. Line 3 18 inch round cake tins.
Beat butter and sugar in a stand mixer for about 5 mins until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs and continually beat.
Then add all the other ingredients and keep beat until it becomes fluffy.
Divide in to 3 and bake in the oven for 20 mins
Remove from oven and cool.
Prep the buttercream – mix all ingredients together for 8 mins until pale in colour.