A Very Berry Birthday!

A Very Berry Birthday!

Berry Beautiful!
Berry Beautiful!

Sometimes, there's nothing better than a slice of victoria sponge... especially when you pimp it up with fresh berries and homemade berry coulis!

Don't drool on the screen now!
Don't drool on the screen now!

I've been using Lily Vanilli's recipe again, but this is so easy to make yourself... just use any old sponge recipe, it could even be a box mix (but shhh don't tell anyone!)

To assemble make buttercream by whisking butter and icing sugar together. I made a coulis instead of a jam, which again was very easy! It's made by boiling together 50g caster sugar with 50ml water and 200g any fruit (I used raspberry and blackberries) Simmer for 15 mins then take off the heat and blend well. Sieve to remove seeds.

Drizzle the coulis in the middle of the cake as well as on top. Add berries to the middle and top of the cake for a delicious slice bursting with berry goodness!

Soft and delicious!
Soft and delicious!

This is the perfect weekend bake! What are you baking this week?

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