You know the kind of emergencies I mean; 'Mum, it's bake sale day at school tomorrow' 'Don't forget the vicar's coming Saturday', Happy Anniversary, Darling!' That kind of emergency! Or, possibly, the other, more hormonal kind; BRING ME CAKE NOW!!! Either way, this cake is low on ingredients
and high on efficiency, so you can have your cakey fix quicker than ever!
Easy Peasy Sponge
250g Self Raising Flour
250g Caster Sugar
250g Unsalted Butter
Few Drops Vanilla Essence
Chuck all the ingredients in a bowl, and whip until fluffy. Pour mixture into two sandwich cake tins and bake in a preheated oven (around 180C) for about 20 mins, until a skewer poked in the middle comes out clean. To make cup cakes, reduce cooking time to between 12 and 15 minutes.
To make the icing, reach for a tub of Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge Icing. This stuff is a store cupboard must-have for any home where baking emergencies occur. It spreads perfectly straight from the tub. I iced this whole cake in three and a half minutes!
For the daisies, I used ready roll icing and a small cutter. Keep a small amount aside and add a little yellow food colouring to make the flower middles. Just roll a tiny ball and smoosh it on. Perfect!