Yesterday was wet in our part of the world, so my daughter and I decided to make a tiny tea party for my mother. We made a small victoria sponge, a small chocolate cake, several perfect cup cakes, and sandwiches.
Three eggs, some self raising flour, some marge, some sugar, some cocoa powder and a teaspoon of baking powder.
Firstly, we weighed the eggs – then measured out the same amount of marge, sugar, and flour. Our eggs weighed 180grams, so that was our measurement.
We blended the marge and sugar, tossed in the eggs, shook in the flour, and added the baking powder.
Then we spooned half the mixture into one of the tiny cake tins, and 12 petit four cases. To the remaining mixture we added a couple of tablespoons of cocoa powder, whizzing it up and pouring it into the remaining tin and remaining petit four cases.
We baked them at a little under 200 degrees C – for varying times, according to size, with frequent examinations.
While they cooked, my daughter and husband made sandwiches,
My daughter decorated the cakes – a single crystallised strawberry shard doubling for the traditional cherry
And finally, we arranged them on a cakestand…
It took about a minute to eat them – they were delicious.
Next stop… Battenburg.