Mother's Day Recipe: Lemon and strawberry sponge cake

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This picture perfect cake is great with a cuppa for some mother-daughter bonding...

Mother's Day Strawberry and Lemon Sponge Cake

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This triple-layered twist on the classic Victoria sponge is sure to impress Mum. Swap strawberries for her favourite fruit if you like...

Lemon and strawberry sponge cake

Serves: 14

Prep: 50 mins

Cooking time: 1 hr 15 mins

Ingredients:

250g butter, softened
250g caster sugar
4 eggs, beaten
250g self-raising flour
4 tbsp milk

For the filling:
284ml Elmlea Double
225g strawberries, chopped
10 tbsp lemon curd

For the topping:
200g icing sugar, sieved
Yellow gel food colouring

Method:

Heat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/Gas 4. Beat together the butter and sugar then add the eggs, flour and milk and beat well until the mixture is light and creamy.

Pour the mixture into a lined 18cm cake tin and bake for about 1 hour 15 minutes or until firm to the touch and a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

To make the filling, whisk the Elmlea until thick but not stiff. Chop 150g of the strawberries and fold into the Elmlea.

Trim the top of the cake to level it and slice horizontally into three. Spread filling onto two slices and, using a teaspoon, dollop lemon curd over. Put the layers back together, with the flat base on top.

Place the icing sugar in a bowl. Add cold water a little at a time and mix to a thick, flowing consistency. Add food colouring to tint the icing sugar pale yellow then spread icing over the cake, letting it dribble down the sides. Decorate with strawberries and leave to set.

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