Helen Jones, you are a genius! This cake is a revelation. A fat-free sponge that comes together ultra quickly and feels somehow luxurious but not guilt ridden to eat. (even with a shed load of fresh cream in the middle). Our cake for the Cake-a-long this fortnight is the magnificent Featherlight Cake on page 15 of the Clandestine Cake Cookbook.
We actually made and ate this cake early last week for a late Mother’s Day treat but it has taken me forever to get to the laptop to post about it. Never fear, the Cake-a-long is back on track – I actually was away with Millie’s synchro this weekend and I didn’t want to advertise to the whole world that the house was empty. Back now – burglars, you snooze, you lose and all that!
I’m sure that this recipe will be one that I will go back to over and over again. I can’t stress enough how refreshing this cake was to an ordinary sponge. I was tempted to add a splash of vanilla extract but decided not to mess with Helen’s design. It was fine without the vanilla in the end but I may try experimenting with other flavours in future. I’m thinking lemon rind and lemon curd would be amazing.
I know a couple of people have already baked this cake in preparation for this week -if you haven’t made it yet, it would be a fantastic alternative to all the stodge of Easter chocolate. I will hopefully post more information about the recipe creator, Helen Jones in the round up post.
So, go ahead! Let’s see your creations – Is anyone planning on filling with anything different to the suggested jam and fresh cream? If anyone is struggling with putting their photo on pinterest, please feel free to email me and I will do my best to help.
Our next cake will be the Torta Colombina by Euan Greig on page 116 – a Italian Easter inspired cake with an orangey taste – Can’t wait!
The linky for the Feather light cake will remain open until next Monday (1st April).