Lemon & Pineapple Sponge Cake

Lemon & Pineapple Sponge Cake

When the great British bake off began again 7 weeks ago now (time flys…) I started doing one of the bakes from the show each week & putting my own spin on it for the #TwitterBakealong which I love participating in when I can, I highly recommend you do the same ๐Ÿ˜˜
Cake week saw the Victoria sandwhich get a revamp with this tropical lemon & Pineapple version of mine. It’s basically the exact same recipe &method as a traditional Victoria sponge : 4oz butter  &  same caster sugar creamed together until light,then add 4 oz of self raising flour with 2 eggs until fully incorporated & bake at 180ยฐc for 20-25 minutes.

When cold I sliced the cake in half and filled with the normal buttercream(4oz icing sugar mixed with 2 oz butter) after spreading each layer with lemon curd first and putting a handful of chopped pineapple in the center. 

After sandwhiching together, decorate the top with more lemon curd & buttercream then finish with a crown of pineapple.I also grilled a few slices for extra flavour,texture and visual appeal!

If I were to do this cake again I’d probably try a hybrid of a pineapple upside down cake & Lemon drizzle as the combination worked really well together.

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I have so many pictures of this bake to choose from but I won’t bore you with posting anymore … well maybe just one ๐Ÿ˜‚

Ttfn sweeties ๐Ÿ˜˜

Or two ๐Ÿ˜œ

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