Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Vanilla and raspberry layer cake

Master M made this cake for my birthday the other day it was so very nice I thought I would share it with you.   

Vanilla & raspberry layer cake 
3 cups plain flour
11/2 tbsp baking powder
4 eggs
11/2 cups caster sugar
350g butter, chopped, at room temperature
250g light sour cream
1/2 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla past
2x125g pun nets fresh raspberries
1/2 cup raspberry jam
Cream cheese icing
750g spreadable cream cheese 
300ml thickened cream
11/2 cups icing sugar
2tsp vanilla extract

Pre heat oven to 160C or 140C fan. Grease and line 3x20cm round cake tins.
Cream together butter and sugar till pail and fluffy, adding one egg at a time.
Add sour cream, milk vanilla, mix   
Add sifted flour and baking powder combine to mixture. 
Divide batter between tins baking for 30- 35mins.

To make filling place the raspberries in a bowl with raspberry jam ( soften mine in the Microwave) and mix with a fork.

To make icing use a electric mixer beat cream cheese, adding cream, icing sugar and vanilla till smooth and creamy.
Cut the cakes in half adding cream cheese icing than add the raspberries mixture , building the layers as you go. Spread the remaining  cream cheese icing over the cake and chill at least one hour.


Isn't he just wonderful.


  1. What a lovely clever son you have. Is he a chef in the making? That cake looks fab and wonderfully moist too! Julie x

  2. He's so into it! I love the photo where he has the teatowel on his showlder!
    You're lucky to have him and vice versa! Happy birthday again!

  3. He certainly is and if the cake tasted half as nice as it looks it will have been delicious! Happy birthday!

  4. That is one beaut of a cake and so nice to see a lad baking!! x

  5. Hello....I can even eat permission has been granted.
    Happy Birthday Again!!

    Sophie and Ron

  6. When you said "share"...... I could so just eat a piece of this! I hope that you had a really great birthday xxxxx

  7. That looks amazing. I'm so impressed!

  8. Looks wonderful, well done Master M - talented just like your mum!

  9. Wow, what a wonderful cake and a talented son!x

  10. Looks like you have a baker in the making ;-) It looks and sounds delicious, I'm adding it to my list of recipes to try soon.

  11. That cake looks lovely- Might just have to try and make it..

  12. Thank you very much for sharing!
    The cake looks very delicious!
    So very sweet from master M!

    Kisses, Juliëtte

  13. Happy birthday - your cake looked divine and lovingly made.
    Patricia x

  14. Happy birthday to you! That's one impressive cake!

  15. Oh that cake looks yummy, I will give it a try! And a very Happy Birthday to you too!

  16. Congratulations to Master M.!!! Good job :)


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