Makes 1 three layer 9 inch cake. If you want a two layer 7 inch cake, as was intended by Darina Allen who came up with this recipe, reduce the ingredients for the cake by 1/3.
By Jess Lacey
This was meant to be a double layer Victoria sponge style cake, but I realised too late that my cake tin was in fact 9 inches instead of 7, so I ended up with two very thin sponge layers, and had to make a third one. The photos are a bit rubbish, they were taken in between wrapping presents for my other half who strangely shares my birthday, packing for a weekend in Copenhagen and putting together a grammar test for my pupils. It was a bit of a hectic day.Print
Jess Lacey is an Irish food blogger and soon to be lawyer. She has found a home in London, Dublin, Leiden, Melbourne and Aarhus. After a brief foray into the world of Michelin starred cooking, she decided to keep cooking and food as relationships based purely on passion rather than income. She travels frequently, and justifies this by writing about it. More of her musings and recipes are available on her blog, Canal Cook.