I’m not much of a baker, but I do occasionally get the urge. I’ve been off sick this week with a cold (don’t be fooled by that mild description, it’s so bad that I’m on steroid tablets for my chest!) and haven’t felt up to doing much, but this morning I just had to do something, so I thought I’d try out an idea I’d had floating about for a while.
Then I used this recipe to make the sponge. Please note that I used icing sugar as lots of Googling led me to the conclusion that there is no real difference between powdered sugar and icing sugar other than the name. I baked mine for 35 mins, but in future would probably check it after 30 mins as the very edges had started to go a bit tough. I was a tad concerned when it came out of the oven because it looked so flat, but the texture is gorgeous!
I’ve never made frosting before (only buttercream), so I used this recipe from the BBC site. I halved the recipe, and added the spiced chai concentrate to taste, but there was still oodles of frosting left over so I would suggest making only a quarter of the recipe as that will still be more than ample to cover the cake!
Verdict: absolutely delicious, and one quarter of the cake is a nice sized serving which doesn’t leave you feeling too full. I will enjoy eating the rest of this cake, and will definitely make it again in the future 🙂