My 3 daughters wanted to bake this afternoon, despite it being 30 degrees outside. We made a delicious Jubilee themed sponge traybake because there will be a school Jubilee afternoon on Friday and my girls couldn't wait to get into the Jubilee spirit. It was realy easy and quick. The worked really well together, even though they were rather hot and tired. There was intense debate and concentration during the decorating process too. Thankfully there were no serious disagreements and the cake was decorated without too much hassle.
I doubled this recipe and baked it in two large foil trays from the supermarket. We then brushed the bottoms and tops with heated up homemade hedgerow jam, to stop the sponges from getting soggy after being covered with whipped cream, and topped it with berries.
The sponge is delicious and light! The only problem is the size, it is suitable for a street party, it will feed at least 12 - 15 people. I shared 1/3 with a friend (who has a family of 6), gave large slices to the neighbours and still had enough for us to have two helpings.
What I should've done is make one traybake, cut it in half, then stacked each half on top of each other with cream in the middle. You could do that if you wanted a much smaller one that wouldn't feed the 5,000 LOL
They want to bake some Jubilee biscuits tomorrow . . . . . . . . . watch this space!