One cake I loved when I was little was the three tier Angel cake, all pink, yellow and white with buttercream in between. I used to go to Sainsburys and buy the whole cake on a regular basis and usually end up eating the majority of it myself! My dad would sneak a slice but it was simply too addictive. When watching the Bake off the other week, one of the challenges was to make the traditional angel cake, and although a lovely cake in its own right, it got me thinking about the angel cake I used to love and how long it’s been since I had it. So with the challenge in mind I decided I would bake the angel cake myself.
Funnily enough when looking for a recipe online I had a lot of trouble finding one and this spurred me on more to want to make the cake and then share it with others. I found one recipe online but I have slightly tailored it.
- 225g butter at room temperature (a good quality one)
- 225g caster sugar
- 4 large free range eggs
- 225g plain flour
- 1tsp baking powder
- 3 tbsp whole milk
- 1tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees, Gas Mark 4 and lightly grease 3 loaf tins.
- Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.