A Queens 90th Birthday Cake Made By Me : #Queenat90…

Over this weekend The Queen is celebrating her 90th Birthday. 

A great reason to bake a yummy cake!!

A Queens 90th Birthday Cake Made By Me.


To mark the milestone, Lyles Golden Syrup has had a right royal makeover, releasing a collectable ‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOUR MAJESTY’ limited edition tin – available exclusively until July 2016.

How cool is this tin!?

Lyle’s Golden Syrup’s kindly sent me a voucher to pick up some ingredients, 2 cake tins, a tin of their limited edition Golden Syrup and some cake decorations to get creative with.

 They asked me if I would like to join in the Queen’s Birthday celebration fun and bake a cake for me and my family to share. I love cake so as you can guess; I was excited to get started.

The challenge:

  •  Recreate their ultimate Queen’s Birthday cake. Adding my own little twist and creativity to the recipes.

A few weeks ago I posted this beautiful cake recipe for them. You can find the recipe and pictures here:  Her Majestys Birthday Cake.

So off I go to make my own cake fit for a Queen or in my case a Prince and Princess 😉

My children are not to keen on royal icing so I swapped a few ingredients around. Instead of icing, I used white chocolate, milk chocolate and strawberries.

Although I love buttercream I thought with all the chocolate it might make the cake to sweet so I swapped buttercream for double cream, whipped.

A Queens 90th Birthday Cake Made By Me:


Preparation: 2-3 hours, plus overnight standing

Cooking: 40 mins

Serves: approx. 24 ( I’m greedy, ours made 12 pieces )

Ingredients:

  • Butter or vegetable oil, for greasing
  • 350g butter, at room temperature
  • 300g Tate & Lyle Caster Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Lyle’s Golden Syrup
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 400g self-raising flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 tbsp milk



Topping:

  • 5 strawberries cut into half
  • 75g Milk chocolate  (cooking chocolate)
  • 150g White chocolate (cooking chocolate)


Filling:

  • 300ml Double cream
  • 2 tbsp Lyle’s Golden Syrup 
  • 6 tbsp seedless strawberry jam


Decoration:

  • Ribbon
  • Queen pictures



How to make this recipe:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, Fan Oven 160°C, Gas Mark 4.
  2. Grease two 20cm sandwich tins and one 15cm cake tin with a little butter or vegetable oil. Line the bases of the sandwich tins and the base and sides of the cake tin with non-stick baking paper or greaseproof paper.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter until soft and creamy, then add the caster sugar and beat well with a wooden spoon or hand-held electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add the Lyle’s Golden Syrup and beat well. Gradually add the eggs, beating well between each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. Sift in the flour and salt, then use a large metal spoon to fold it in gently. Do not beat, or you will lose the air. Add the milk and stir in gently to form a soft, dropping consistency.
  5. Share the mixture between the prepared tins, levelling the tops. Bake the sandwich tins for about 25-30 minutes and the cake for 35-40 minutes, when the tops should be firm yet slightly springy. (You may have to do this in separate batches). To test that the cakes are done, insert a fine skewer into the centre – it should come out clean.
  6. Cool the cakes on a rack for 5 minutes, then turn out and carefully remove the lining paper. Leave until completely cold.


For the top:

Do these before the filling so they can set.: 

  1. Melt the milk chocolate in the microwave according to instructions on the pack.
  2. Wash, dry and slice the strawberries. I was going to use 10 whole strawberries but they went off in 1 day grr. So I cut 5 in half.
  3. Place the strawberries on some greaseproof paper and drizzle the melted chocolate on them.
  4. Pour rest of melted chocolate into sweet moulds. I use heart shapes.
  5. Once the chocolate has cooled place in the fridge to set.


Filling:

  1. Whip the double cream, place in a bowl, cover and pop back into fridge until needed.
  2. In a small bowl add the Lyle’s Golden Syrup and strawberry jam, mix together well. Set the jam/syrup mix aside until needed.

Putting it all together:

  1. Level the tops of the cakes in the case on the side is bigger than the other. Spread the top of one sandwich cake with just over half jam/syrup mix and same again with the whipped cream. Position the second sandwich cake on top. Spread the bottom (turn upside down) of the smaller cake with rest of the jam/syrup mix and rest of the cream. Flip the bottom round and place on top of the cake.
  2. Melt the white cooking chocolate according to pack instructions.
  3. Leave to cool slightly but not set.
  4. Tip over the top of the cake and let the chocolate drizzle down the cake. Leave to cool and pop in the fridge.
  5. Just before the white chocolate sets add the strawberries and chocolates.
  6. Place in fridge to set properly.
  7. Enjoy.
  • When the cakes are ready to serve to have fun decoration around the cake.

I have not been greedy with my cake I have been sharing it around.

Everyone who has tried it so far has given me 10 out of 10!! Let’s see what the husband thinks when he gets home from work.

What do you think of my cake for the Queens 90th Birthday?

About this post:
I was sent a voucher to pick up the ingredients, 2 cake tins, a tin of their limited edition Golden Syrup and some cake decorations to help with my post. All thoughts are my own and I was not paid for this post.

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60 Comments

  1. Gill Jacob
    11th June 2016 / 5:58 pm

    Perfect for one of my kids birthdays – loving your blog I could just eat it x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      11th June 2016 / 6:00 pm

      Aww thanks Gill 🙂

  2. Erica Price
    12th June 2016 / 8:42 am

    Looks wonderful – love the rice paper corgis.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      12th June 2016 / 11:39 am

      Thanks Erica 🙂

  3. Leanne Dolan
    12th June 2016 / 9:21 am

    After reading this I really want to go and bake a cake now!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      12th June 2016 / 11:40 am

      Aww, thanks Leanne 🙂

  4. Julia Nyanyo
    12th June 2016 / 9:59 am

    Now that's a proper looking homemade cake! I'm loving the syrup tin, I've been keeping tins and using them as planters and pen pots, a special one like this would be nice to add to my collection. I'm going to look out for one in the supermarket next week. Thanks

    • Clairejustine oxox
      12th June 2016 / 11:41 am

      Love that idea Julia, guess what I am going to do with my tin when its empty!!

  5. Kirsty Hijacked By Twins
    12th June 2016 / 2:45 pm

    Oooh yummy! The cake recipe was delicious wasn't it! x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      12th June 2016 / 2:52 pm

      Thanks Kirsty, it was so light and yummy wasn't it 🙂

  6. Joanna Victoria -x
    12th June 2016 / 3:38 pm

    Looks delicous I love cake

    • Clairejustine oxox
      12th June 2016 / 4:45 pm

      Aww, thank you Joanna 🙂

  7. Keely Gallagher
    12th June 2016 / 5:01 pm

    That looks delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe with us 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      12th June 2016 / 5:13 pm

      It was lovely Keely, thank you 🙂

  8. Hannah Heartss
    12th June 2016 / 7:02 pm

    Can I have some please? It Looks delicious!!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      12th June 2016 / 7:52 pm

      Hehe, thanks Hannah 🙂

  9. Angela Milnes
    12th June 2016 / 7:38 pm

    This does look tasty. Yum yum. The strawberries are making me hungry too!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      12th June 2016 / 7:52 pm

      Thank you Angela, I love choc strawberries 🙂

  10. Coombe Mill
    12th June 2016 / 8:53 pm

    I do love a good layered cake – yum! #CreativeMondays

    • Clairejustine oxox
      13th June 2016 / 9:04 pm

      Aww, thanks Fiona 🙂

  11. Fiona
    13th June 2016 / 6:53 am

    That looks absolutely delicious! You did a great job and now I want some cake 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      13th June 2016 / 9:08 pm

      Aww, thanks lovely 🙂

  12. Stella Olojola
    13th June 2016 / 9:30 am

    It looks very yummy. I would love to taste this.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      13th June 2016 / 9:10 pm

      Thank you Stella 🙂

  13. AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa
    13th June 2016 / 11:52 am

    I love the look of your cake and it sounds delicious! I love that you used chocolate with the strawberries for the frosting. I'd love a piece!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      13th June 2016 / 9:13 pm

      Aww, thank you 🙂

  14. Kara Guppy
    13th June 2016 / 1:05 pm

    Oh these cakes look amazing – I need to get back to baking

    • Clairejustine oxox
      13th June 2016 / 9:16 pm

      Thanks Kara 🙂

  15. Anna Nuttall
    13th June 2016 / 4:08 pm

    Hi there, these cake look amazing – want a taste. If you watched the queen birthday parade in London this week, do you also thought the queen look bored with it all? I don't think she like being reminded she 90th….www.annanuttall.com

    • Clairejustine oxox
      13th June 2016 / 9:17 pm

      Thanks Anna. Ha, yes I bet it got a bit much. I would have been worn out!!

  16. beautyqueenuk
    14th June 2016 / 10:20 am

    WOW! Now if I could reach through my screen and grab a slice or two, I would have done so by now x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      14th June 2016 / 11:35 am

      Aww, thank you lovely 🙂

  17. Chloe/Life Unexpected
    14th June 2016 / 2:26 pm

    This looks absolutely insanely awesome and so delicious. You are so talented at making cakes.x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      14th June 2016 / 4:21 pm

      Aww, thanks for the lovely comment Chloe 🙂

  18. Ickle Pickle
    14th June 2016 / 7:48 pm

    This cake looks amazing – all of my family would love it, which is always a bonus! Kaz x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      14th June 2016 / 7:53 pm

      Aww thank you. It was lovely :))

  19. stevebethere
    14th June 2016 / 8:21 pm

    So when are you going to send us all a slice lmao 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      14th June 2016 / 8:32 pm

      Hehe, aww sorry Steve is all gone 🙁

  20. Zena's Suitcase
    14th June 2016 / 8:29 pm

    The cake looks amazing. I bet it would go well with a good cup of tea

    • Clairejustine oxox
      14th June 2016 / 8:32 pm

      Thanks Zena! Aww yes perfect with tea 🙂

  21. Jess
    14th June 2016 / 9:06 pm

    Wow…this looks so cute! I love it! :)Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      15th June 2016 / 9:07 am

      Thanks for hosting and stopping by Jess 🙂

  22. Stephanie@stephsjoy
    15th June 2016 / 3:07 am

    Looks delicious! And I love that tin of golden syrup too!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      16th June 2016 / 10:17 am

      Thank you Stephanie 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      16th June 2016 / 10:18 am

      Aww, thanks Sue :):)

  23. Margarett Murphy
    16th June 2016 / 5:15 pm

    Oh wow, you made it! Looks amazing!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      16th June 2016 / 8:00 pm

      Thank you, it tasted great too 🙂

  24. Lisa Kerhin
    17th June 2016 / 11:45 am

    Totally could reach into my computer and take this cake and NOT share! So pretty and looks amazingly yummy. I wonder if since I am in the states, I can order the Lyle's Golden Syrup online or is there a substitute I could use?

    • Clairejustine oxox
      17th June 2016 / 8:53 pm

      Thanks for the lovely comment Lisa. Whoo I will have to look and see if you can get it delivered somehow. Do they sell another brand of treacle?

  25. Miz Helen
    17th June 2016 / 5:06 pm

    A wonderful Birthday Cake To honor the Queen on her 9oth Birthday. I only hope I do that well when I am 90. That Cake looks delicious! Hope you have a very special Fathers Day Weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.Come Back Soon!Miz Helen

    • Clairejustine oxox
      17th June 2016 / 8:53 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by and hosting 🙂

  26. Catie: Imperfect Mum
    19th June 2016 / 1:49 pm

    OMG this looks absolutely gorgeous. I love strawberry. Your photos are perfect too. #POCOLO

    • Clairejustine oxox
      27th August 2016 / 4:01 pm

      Thank you Catie 🙂

  27. Debbie Roberts - Debs Random Writings
    19th June 2016 / 4:52 pm

    Hi Claire, you can't beat a homemade cake and yours looks good. The white chocolate and strawberries make it a cake perfectly fitting for a Queen.xx

    • Clairejustine oxox
      27th August 2016 / 4:01 pm

      Thanks lovely 🙂

  28. Stephanie Robinson
    23rd June 2016 / 8:42 pm

    Oh that looks gorgeously gooey – I wish I;d read this earlier then you could have cut me a slice 😉 Thanks for linking to #pocolo x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      27th August 2016 / 4:02 pm

      Hehe, sorry Stephanie 🙂

  29. Silly Mummy
    23rd June 2016 / 10:44 pm

    Looks lovely – love the strawberries touch! I love golden syrup – obsessed with it! #PoCoLo

    • Clairejustine oxox
      27th August 2016 / 4:02 pm

      Thank you 🙂

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