GBBO Showstopper Challenge Look At My Cake

I was sent a mixer to take part in a Showstopper challenge

GBBO Showstopper Challenge Look At My Cake.

Hello friends. So how are you today?

Are you like me and most of the Country it seems, a fan of the Great British Bake Off? Have you been baking along with this years show?

#GBBO Showstopper Challenge Look At My Cake

GBBO Showstopper Challenge Look At My Cake:

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Usually when watching it, I crave cake. Not tonight as I have made this yummy cake. Perfect for a Bake Off Final!!

To celebrate the final episode, I have teamed up with A O at ao.com to take part in their Show Stopper Challenge.

#GBBO Showstopper Challenge Look At My Cake

The theme for the final GBBO is a Royal Bake Off.

So my cake has a Royal theme. Think Victoria sponge cake with a coco twist.

I got sent this amazing Kenwood Pattissier Food Mixer in cream to help me, get my bake on. Want to know how I made my cake?

#GBBO Showstopper Challenge Look At My Cake
#GBBO Showstopper Challenge Look At My Cake
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GBBO Showstopper Challenge Look At My Cake:

What You Need:

  • 375g Margarine
  • 375g Caster sugar
  • 6 eggs, beaten 
  • 1 Teaspoon of vanilla extracts
  • 1Teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 Teaspoons of coco powder
  • 375g Self raising flour 
  • 5 Tablespoons of milk

Topping:

  • 300 ml Double cream
  • 250g Fresh strawberries, washed
  • 4-5 Tablespoons of strawberry jam
  • Dusting of icing sugar
#GBBO Showstopper Challenge Look At My Cake

What To Do:

  1. Firstly, pre heat oven to 180 degrees C or gas mark 4. Grease and line 2 x 15 cm round tins and 2 x 20 cm round tins.
  2. Mix together butter and sugar in an electric mixer until pale. Gradually add the beaten eggs. Sift in the flour, baking powder, coco powder and slowly mix well.  Add the vanilla extracts and milk and give another mix.
  3. Spoon evenly into prepared trays. Arrange 2 oven shelves as near into the centre of the oven and add 1 large and one small cake tin onto the 2 shelves. Cook in the pre heated over for around 30 minutes, until springy to touch.
  4. Remove from the oven, leave in tins for around 10 minutes. Take out from trays and leave to cool. Whip cream and wash strawberries. Place in fridge until needed.
  5. Lay a big bottom cake on a plate, spread with jam and cream. Add the other big cake on top. Spread jam and cream on top of a small cake then place upside down onto big cake, then add top layer of jam and cream and add top. Save some cream for a piping bag.
  6. Pipe cream around top of cake, fill with strawberries and when ready to serve, sift icing sugar on top.
#GBBO Showstopper Challenge Look At My Cake

Here is my showstopper cake.

Now I am off to watch the final; with a cup of tea in one hand and a slice of cake in the other πŸ™‚

#GBBO Showstopper Challenge Look At My Cake
Look At My Cake
#GBBO Showstopper Challenge Look At My Cake

GBBO Showstopper Challenge Look At My Cake:

So what do you think about my cake? Do you also like my mixer too? Because I love it!

About this post: a big thanks to ao.com who supplied me with this amazing mixer. I have always wanted one!!

I must mention I was very impressed with their next day delivery. They sent me a few emails after placing my order. Text updates every step of the order process. Plus a friendly call when they were an hour from my house. Delivery as it should be. As usual with A O, their prices are ultra competitive.

P.s  I’m #TeamCandice what about you?

About this post: I was sent a mixer to take part in a Showstopper challenge. I was not paid for this post and all thoughts are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands I work with.

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43 Comments

  1. 2 September 2021 / 12:26

    Definitely a show stopper dessert!

  2. Debbie Jackson
    6 November 2016 / 18:59

    This cake looks so delicious! Pinning it and thanks for sharing.

  3. Julie's Creative Lifestyle
    3 November 2016 / 12:17

    Thanks Claire for sharing your pretty cake with us at C&C with J&J! πŸ™‚

    • 6 November 2016 / 10:07

      Thanks for hosting and stopping by Julie πŸ™‚

  4. Anonymous
    2 November 2016 / 17:59

    Oh wow, what an amazing looking cake! I bet it tasted yummy?

    • 3 November 2016 / 06:44

      It was so yummy, only lasted just over a day!!

  5. Jess
    31 October 2016 / 20:45

    OH gosh…this looks so pretty and delicious!! YUM! :)I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    • 3 November 2016 / 06:43

      Thanks Jess, whoo will share now πŸ™‚

  6. beautyqueenuk
    29 October 2016 / 12:03

    This looks just amazing, I definitely need a decent mixer, I am stuck using a hand whisk currently x

    • 29 October 2016 / 16:39

      Thanks lovely, I love it. Only problem is, want to use it all the time now πŸ™‚ Cakes, cakes and a few more cakes πŸ™‚

  7. Little Pickles Mom
    29 October 2016 / 11:25

    OH wow! I'd love a standing mixer – always looks so posh and the delivery process does sound amazing. I hope your cake tasted as good as it looks! And Team Candice?! Noooo… Andrew was my fav!

    • 29 October 2016 / 11:51

      Thanks lovely, Andrews bake off pieces were great to be fair :):)

  8. Silly Mummy
    28 October 2016 / 19:37

    Weirdly, I haven't actually seen GBBO! This cake looks amazing though – do you do home deliveries?! πŸ˜‰ (Lucy/R is for Hoppit)

  9. Kara Guppy
    28 October 2016 / 16:08

    I think you should apply for the next GBBO – that looks amazing

    • 28 October 2016 / 19:12

      Aww, thanks for the lovely comment Kara πŸ™‚

  10. Evelina
    28 October 2016 / 13:02

    Oh wow! They are almost too pretty to eat

  11. Newcastle Family Life
    28 October 2016 / 13:00

    Wow that cake is amazing! I have never actually watched GBBO before xx

  12. oneyummymummy
    28 October 2016 / 11:01

    wo that cake sure is a show stopper.. im going to miss bake off.. i dont think it will be the same on c4…

    • 28 October 2016 / 19:10

      I love Bake Off and love the hosts… Now it has sunk in, I am looking forward to seeing who will be hosting it next year.

  13. Stella Olojola
    28 October 2016 / 07:52

    This is making me so hungry. What a yummy looking cake.

  14. Annie
    28 October 2016 / 02:34

    It sure is a showstopper! This cake is gorgeous, and you always leave me craving for cakes! πŸ˜€

  15. Jayne SMABL
    27 October 2016 / 17:02

    Oh my days that looks amazing.Slightly drooling here! Looks like the perfect mixer for the job πŸ™‚ x

    • 28 October 2016 / 19:05

      Thanks Jayne, we had to fight over the last piece πŸ™‚ lol

  16. Cathy Glynn
    27 October 2016 / 13:40

    What a fabulous bake, I have loved joining in with the Great Bloggers Bake Off this year. That mixer looks amazing x

  17. Dean B
    27 October 2016 / 12:40

    We have the same food mixer πŸ˜‰ I wish I could also say that we have the same talent, but sadly that isn't the case πŸ™ Loving the cake as always. x

    • 28 October 2016 / 19:03

      Thank you Dean, this mixer is great, isn't it πŸ™‚

  18. Moderate Mum
    27 October 2016 / 12:40

    This is so beautiful! I feel ashamed just looking at it. I haven't watched GBBO this year but I supported Candice just for the amazing hair and make up.

    • 28 October 2016 / 19:03

      Thanks for stopping by, aww yes she always looked lovely πŸ™‚

  19. Little B And Me
    27 October 2016 / 12:00

    Oh wow!You have done exceptionally well, although I wouldn't be able to eat it I can see its beauty <3

  20. Kitty & B
    27 October 2016 / 07:58

    You make it look so easy. I have been itching to get a mixer like this one for ages. Something so satisfying about watching them whirl around! I've never shopped at AO.com but their ads are pretty catchy! Haha xKat

    • 28 October 2016 / 19:01

      Thanks Kat, I must admit I was really impressed with their customer care and keeping my upto date with delivery πŸ™‚

  21. Mim Jenkinson
    27 October 2016 / 07:42

    Oh my word this looks amazing, good job lady! The mixer is brilliant, I've heard such good things about it – I want one tooooo! I wish we got the show over here, although it probably wouldn't help my attempts at dieting πŸ™‚ x

    • 28 October 2016 / 19:00

      Thanks Mim, it was that nice my son tured down grandmas shop cake for mine πŸ™‚ Result..

  22. Tamar SB
    27 October 2016 / 01:19

    That looks amazing!! I can't wait to get a stand mixer!