… honourable mention goes to my neighbour Tracey for suggesting I use a little red food colouring to add the swirls when I was running out of time and the strawberry jam simply wouldn’t do the trick…
for the sponge
6 large free-range eggs
400g slightly salted butter – room temp
400g self-raising flour
3 tablespoons smooth strawberry jam
2 teaspoons rose water essence
for the icing
this cake makes the perfect entry for this month’s tea time treats bloggers challenge founded by Karen from Lavender and Lovage and hosted this month by Jane from The Hedge Combers as the theme for this month is Decorative Cakes.
It looks fabulous and sophisticated.
Anyone would be thrilled to be given a cake like this!
Love the pink swirly idea – thanks for the tip!
From Beyond My Kitchen Window says
I think your community sounds lovely. Everyone needs good friends and it sounds like you have many. The cake looks delightful and I believe I followed your recipe for this yummy cake before. Is it still considered a sponge?
OMG this is stunning…and the heart is so cute!
Perfect choice Dom. I love the colourful swirl in the icing that I am sure makes it doubly flavourful as well as photogenic.
Your photos are gorgeous as is the cake of course. Sounds absolutely perfect for the occasion and jolly delicious too.
Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes says
It reminds me of our engagement cake! Thanks for taking me down memory lane. I'm sure your cake was as delicious and it was beautiful! I know the happy couple were too. It's always more special when the gift is made from the heart! Good Job!
Ah, family, for the most part, I'm lucky, I have a wonderful one. Did you know I'm one of 40 grandchildren on my mom's side! Yup, and I know every one of them! There's only 18 of us on my dad's side! LOL
Have a wonderful Spring!
we thank you Domestic from the bottom of our hearts. The cake was a huge success making our special celebration party even more special. We love our family community. thanks Dom
sorry Dom didn't mean to extend your name.
london bakes says
Such a beautiful cake!
John Gray says
I could fall, face first into that cake with my GOP open
John Gray says
Karen S Booth says
I saw this glorious cake in Facebook and I wanted a slice then just as much as I do now! It looks FAB Dom and is the perfect engagement cake too! Karen xxx PS: Thanks for adding it to Tea Time Treats
Jenn C says
Oh my goodness, that cake looks amazing! The perfect cake for any occasion in my book!!
Caroline Taylor says
I think it very unfair that you don't live in my part of the countryside! I'd be forever inventing things to celebrate if you were going to make a cake like that! Completely wonderful, very indulgent and beautiful too.
Keep Calm and Fanny On says
I love ten story, I love the cake, and I love the sun-shiny photos – they really add to the feeling that it was a happy, relaxed and smily day! Thanks..
How beautiful! I love the swirly top to this cake and would love to eat a huge slice in the Spring sunshine.
Sally Sellwood says
This is a great story and a great cake – loving the swirls.
Happy days Dom- what a beautiful and scrumptious cake to celebrate a romantic engagement with!
Susan Lindquist says
What a romantic and very modern look you've given your cake! Perfect for the party!
Nazima Pathan says
a beautiful cake for a romantic occasion. How lovely! love the filling too with the strawberries peeping through
Ren Behan says
Simply stunning. Bookmarking for the summer for when we go strawberry picking. Also useful to have a triple layer sponge cake recipe as I always seem to mess it up when increasing quantities from a two layer. Have a lovely weekend.
The Kitchenmaid says
I love your stories about Belleau, it sounds just like Last Of The Summer Wine or something. And such a pretty cake. Actually, I love your big cakes, too – this one's right up there with that chocolate show-stopper x
Johanna GGG says
what a beautiful cake and your description of your community is just lovely – I really need to learn to make show stopper adult cakes like this
Jane Sarchet says
Absolutely beautiful Dom, the most perfect cake to celebrate an engagement. Thank you so much for linking up to this months Tea Time Treats!
Congrats for the engagement party!!Looks so romantic!! I love your work for cake and the way you describe details about your community. Thanks for sharing this post in this awesome season.