The Naked Cake

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The Naked Cake

Ingredients

6” cakes

2 large eggs

100g softened butter

100g caster sugar

100g self-raising flour

1 tsp. baking powder

8”cakes

4 large eggs

225g softened butter

225g caster sugar

225g self-raising flour

2 tsp. baking powder

10” cakes

5 large eggs

310g softened butter

310g caster sugar

310g self-raising flour

2 ½ tsp. baking powder

For the filling

140g softened butter

280g icing sugar

1-2 tbsp. milk

Few drops of vanilla essence

A jar of strawberry jam

For decoration

A selection of fruits and flowers

Method

Pre heat the oven to 190C/fan170C/gas 5.

Grease both of the 6” baking tins with butter and line with a non-stick baking parchment.

In a large bowl beat together all of the ingredients to make the 6” sponges – eggs, butter, sugar, flour and baking powder.

Mix thoroughly until you have a smooth, soft batter.

Divide the cake mixture between the two tins and smooth down the mixture using a spatula.

Bake in the oven for around 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Leave to cool in the tin for 10-15 minutes then transfer to a wire cooling rack.

Repeat the above steps for the 8” and 10” sponges.

To make the filling beat the butter until thick and creamy, then gradually beat in the icing sugar and add a few tbsp. of milk.

Once thoroughly mixed, add in the vanilla essence and then mix once more. 

Once the sponges have completely cooled, spread a thick layer of buttercream on the first 6" sponge, and then a thick layer of jam on the second 6" sponge.

Repeat the process with the 8” and 10” sponges.

Place the 6” sponge on top of the other 6” sponge to create a sandwich then dust with a thick layer of icing sugar.

Repeat for the 8” and 10” sponge.

Now to construct the naked cake, the 10” sponge should be on the bottom, the 8” sponge should be placed on top, finished off with the 6” sponge at the very top of the tier.

Using a variety of fruits, flowers, nuts or sauces of your choice, decorate your naked cake to reach your desired effect.

Products Used

MASTER CLASS NON-STICK 18CM LOOSE BASE SANDWICH PAN

MASTER CLASS NON-STICK 20CM LOOSE BASE SANDWICH PAN

MASTER CLASS NON-STICK 23CM LOOSE BASE SANDWICH PAN

HOME MADE TRADITIONAL STONEWARE 31CM MIXING BOWL

KITCHEN CRAFT FLEXIBLE SPOON SHAPED RUBBER SPATULA

SWEETLY DOES IT DECORATIVE WIRE CAKE COOLING RACK