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The Perfect Girly Birthday Cake

This week it was my friend's 18th birthday so we wanted to make it special for her! We baked a victoria sponge birthday cake and decorated it with lots of pretty pink icing and roses for a super girly feel! I was so pleased with the outcome I really wanted to share the recipe with you.

For the sponge:
- 4 free-range eggs
- 225g soft butter
- 225g caster sugar
- 225g self-raising flour
- 2 tsp baking powder

For the filling:
- 4 tbsp strawberry jam
- Whipped double cream

For the topping:
- few drops of pink food colour
- tsp vanilla essence
- 280g icing sugar
- 1-2 tbsp milk
- 140g butter


1. Preheat your oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4

2. Grease and line 2 x 20cm/8in cake tins: use a piece of baking paper to rub a little butter around the inside of the tins until the sides and base are lightly coated. Line the bottom of the tins with a circle of baking paper

3. Break the eggs into a large mixing bowl, then add the sugar, flour, baking powder and butter

4. Mix everything together until well combined. You can use a food processor to do this but I simply used a wooden spoon!

5. Divide the mixture evenly between the tins and smooth the surface of the cakes using a spatula

6. Place the tins on the middle shelf of the oven and bake for 25 minutes. Don't be tempted to open the door while they're cooking! But after 20 minutes do look through the door to check them.

7. Whilst you wait for the cakes to bake, you can make your icing sugar! All you have to do is mix all of the ingredients into a bowl!

8. Once the cakes are golden-brown and are springy to touch, you can remove them from the oven and set aside to cool in their tins for five minutes. Then run a palette or rounded butter knife around the inside edge of the tin and carefully turn the cakes out onto a cooling rack.

9. To then assemble the cake, place one cake upside down onto a plate and spread it with plenty of jam and cream!

10. Top with the second cake, top-side up! Spread your lovely pink icing sugar on the top and decorate how you wish!

I'd love to hear about your lovely cake creations or see any pics if you use this recipe!


  1. How gorgeous! That's such a nice gesture for your friend, I bet she loved it! :)I love the decorations!

    1. She did love it indeed! Hehe thank you Alex xx

  2. What a lovely thing to do for your friend! :) The cake looks absolutely delicious and so pretty xo

  3. It looks very delicious.


  4. This cake would be perfect for Valentines Day!


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