Ok, this doesn’t look the prettiest or the nicest and it would certainly be a bit of an embarrassment for proper foodie enthusiasts who spend hours and hours moulding and modelling their cakes. I really don’t have time for that kind of cooking so mine is always pretty quick and easy.
This came from the kids wanting something sweet when the cupboards were empty of any treaty stuff altogether.
I have to admit to using a basic sponge cake recipe and simply adding a teaspoon of vanilla to spice up the flavour. I had to use plain flour as I was out of self-raising and also dumped in a teaspoon of baking powder to make it rise.
The topping is simply a spray can of cupcake icing. I know, I hear some of you groan with the complete frivolity of it, but it was in the cupboard, just staring at me. The red balls are just regular old sugar balls and the filling is 400ml of long life double cream that was in the cupboard as a standby and whipped.
The basic sponge cake is below, but make it minus the buttercream icing and jam for this version. See what you can make if you don’t have much in the cupboard.
Instead of buttercream and icing, this recipe uses.
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
- 400ml Double Cream