After making this cake for a friend, I thought I would share the recipe with you guys too. The Victoria Sponge cake is a very traditional cake and the first thing many of us make when we are learning to bake. Though it is simple it is delicious and it is the perfect base for a variety of cakes.
This festive Christmas Yule Log, also known as a Bûche de Noël is one of my favourite Christmas Cakes to make.
Don’t shoot the messenger but Christmas is coming and fast! If you want to enjoy a traditional Christmas Cake with your loved ones this year, you need to start the preparations soon! We are talking really soon, this weekend would be ideal!
The reason we need to make it so far in advance is because it needs time to sit, be fed with alcohol and mature. This cake is easy to make and just requires you to soak the fruit in brandy the night before and then mix and bake in the morning. By morning the raisins, currents and cranberries will have plumped up adding an extra tasty touch
Autumn is definitely upon us and I think this is my favourite time of year. The warmer jumpers have already come out and summer evenings spent outside in the sun are replaced by nights in front of the fire with a good book.