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Lovely Strawberry Sandwich Cake: Mother’s Day Treat.

How adorable is this Lovely Strawberry Sandwich Cake?
Perfect for Mothers Day.
Course Dessert
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 40 ml Water
  • 160 g Unsalted Butter (5 1/2 oz)
  • 150 g Caster Sugar (5 oz)
  • 2 g Salt (A pinch of salt)
  • Large Eggs (x2)
  • 5 ml Dr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Extract (1 tsp)
  • 160 g Self-Raising Flour (5 1/2)
  • Dr. Oetker Baking Powder Sachet (x1 sachet/5g or 1 tsp)
  • 70 g Strawberry Jelly Cubes
  • 300 ml Double Cream (10 1/2 fl oz)
  • 30 g Icing Sugar (1 oz)
  • 25 g Strawberry Jam (5 tsp)
  • about 100 g Strawberries (6-8 strawberries)
  • Dr. Oetker Heart Marshmallow
  • Dr. Oetker Wafer Daisies
  • Dr. Oetker Chocolate Hearts

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 180⁰C, then grease and line the base of two 18cm baking tins.
  • Put the strawberry jelly cubes in a small microwavable bowl, add the water and heat on full power in microwave for 40 seconds or until jelly has fully melted. (It might need a stir and a bit of patience to fully melt.)
  • Place the butter and sugar in large mixing bowl and beat until smooth, light and fluffy. 
  • Add pinch of salt, and then beat in eggs one at a time and then beat in 1tsp of Dr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Extract and half the jelly water.
  • Sieve self raising flour and 1tsp of Dr. Oetker Baking Powder into a bowl and then gently fold into wet mix, with a large metal spoon. Fold in 2nd half of jelly water. Then split between the two baking tins and bake for 20 – 25 minutes.
  • Allow to cool for a few minutes then run a knife around the edge of the tins and turn out onto a cooling rack and allow to fully cool.
  • Meanwhie with an electric whisk beat double cream with icing sugar until fairly stiff. Place one of the cakes on a plate and cover the top with a thin layer of cream. Stand a ring of Dr. Oetker Heart Marshmallows around the edge.
  • Take approx 150g of the beaten cream and place in a separate bowl.
  • Chop the strawberries quite small and mix in with the 150g of cream along with the strawberry jam. Fill the space inside the marshmallows with this strawberry cream.
  • Spread a thin layer of beaten cream on the base of the other sponge and then place on top of the strawberry cream / Marshmallows. 
  • Cover the top of the cake with the remaining cream.
  • Decorate with Dr. Oetker Chocolate Hearts and Dr. Oetker Mini Wafer Flowers.