Monday, March 7, 2016

Mini Tower Victoria Sandwich Cakes from The Royal Touch Cookbook

victoria sponge cake
I enjoyed reading through Carolyn Robb's cookbook The Royal Touch. Carolyn was a personal Chef to Prince and Princess of Wales, Prince William and Prince Harry for ten years. The author has beautifully presented the recipes, with delicious pictures and stories.
the royal touch cookbook
Carolyn has made some of the recipes in this book for the Royal family, some are her family's favourite, and some inspired by her travels.
the royal touch cookbook
I found the recipes simple, homely, and easy to follow and prepare. I like that the ingredients can be replaced and suited to our preference, which makes this cookbook practical. There are lots of delicious recipes to try in this book.
victoria sponge cake
To make 4 tiered 6 mini tower Victoria Sandwich Cakes you will need...

4 oz butter at room temperature
4 oz sugar
2 eggs
4 oz flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp boiling water

Butter the sides of 12 hole medium size muffin pan. 

Cream the butter and sugar until light in colour and creamy. Add the eggs and vanilla. Sift eh flour with baking powder and fold it to the mixture. Stir in the boiling water. Divide the mixture into the prepared muffin pan. Bake in a 350F preheated the oven for 10 to 12 minutes. When the cupcakes are baked and it is springy to the touch remove from the pan and let the cake cool in a wire rack.

For the filling...
1 cup cream
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp sugar
10 strawberries
6 sprigs of fresh mint
icing sugar to sprinkle

Whip the cream with the vanilla and sugar. Put 1/3 of the mixture inside a piping bag with a nozzle to make rosettes of cream on top of each cake.

With the remaining cream mix in half of the diced strawberries and mint.

To assemble...
Slice the cakes in half horizontally. Set 6 of the tops separate and pipe in rosettes and then place strawberries and the chopped mint. For the rest of the slices spread the strawberry cream mixture and stack 3 slices. For the top place the rosette piped tops. Sprinkle icing sugar and serve.

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44 comments:

  1. OMG . . .this looks so delicious!!! :)

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  2. Great to set up for a girls tea, thanks for the recipe!

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  3. Oh, my grandkids would love to be served these for dessert one day! Love them!

    Rafflecopter Name is Anne Taylor

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  4. These are so chic!!!
    Have a nice day

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  5. Can you say decadent? Thanks for the recipe!

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  6. These would be great for easter !

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  7. These look very good and easy to make.

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  8. wow I dont think anything could be prettier served!

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  9. And what a gorgeous, delicious treat this would be. I loved the tiered meringue one too. :-)

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  10. The mini tower Victoria Sandwich Cakes look great! So do the Mousse Cupcakes! (Judy Cowan)

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  11. These are just the type of dessert that I love!! I especially love desserts with cream!

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  12. WOW, they look elegant and oh so yummy! I'm offering my services as a taste tester, if you ever need one!

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  13. These look so good, I wish have could eat some right now...wanna make me some?

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  14. Wow! Those looks amazing and very impressive.

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  15. This looks so delish!! And simple!! Must try for our next family dinner :)

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  16. oh yumm,my mouth is watering! I wish I was creative to make something like that..lol.

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  17. These desserts look amazingly delicious !

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  18. Oh my goodness! I am almost drooling here! These look absolutely amazing!

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  19. that looks so elegant. perfect for parties and get togethers :)

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  20. These look absolutely delicious! My mouth is watering!

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  21. Omg i love this recipe I am gonna try soon

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  22. Wow! It really IS coming up that time of year soon, isn't it? Fresh strawberries! and what a great way to present them..Can't wait.

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  23. Delish! I will be happy feasting this towering Victoria cake :D

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  24. This looks so elegant!

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  25. These are stunning! Perfect for an afternoon tea party.

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  26. They do look awesome..."Let them eat cake"!

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  27. Oh wow this looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing

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  28. That's a meal in itself! How do you even eat it? Thanks for sharing.

    Besos Sarah.

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    1. It is really two muffins loaded. If there is a will there is a way :)

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  29. My mouth is watering just looking at these decadent desserts!

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  30. Yummy! well done dear! let me grab a piece now!

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  31. I am not sure that I would be able to eat these daintily.

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