If you've got an event or birthday this summer and want to whip up something really impressive - this strawberry layer cake is such a crowd pleaser. If you want to take it one step further, you can make your own homemade strawberry jam for it too.
300g of self raising flour
125g of unsalted butter,
275gof caster sugar
3 large eggs
125ml whole milk
75g of clotted cream
1/2 tsp of baking powder, 1 tsp of vanilla paste
Filling: 500g of double cream, strawberry jam, 1tsp of vanilla paste, 2 punnets of strawberries, and 50g of icing sugar (and some for dusting).
Recipe from the Bake Off All Seasons Book. Follow a standard sponge cake method and assemble the layers with cream, jam and sliced strawberries. Be sure to leave a dip in the middle of your cream layers for the jam so that it doesn't leak everywhere and keep it refridgerated on hot days!