Tuesday Photo Challenge – Cake

Food! Love these prompts! Thanks Frank.

When Hubby had a stab at being self-employed, if he did a little job for my friends at the bank, apart from reimbursement for any spares, he didn’t charge them for fixing anything, cheerfully suggesting they could pay him in CAKE! Marmalade cake was his favourite.

It wasn’t that I didn’t or couldn’t make cake, just that I didn’t do so very often for just the two of us, so it was very much a case of my Dad’s joke about pending visitors if I started baking!

I’m cheating with a previous photo of the cheesecake I made when my SIL came to stay:
She had a generous slice, but I had to ‘force’ myself to eat the rest over the next few days as Hubby couldn’t tolerate it. He did try a small piece, but the reflux hit him within minutes, so we believed it was the richness of the cream that ‘dun him in’,

However, for a victoria sponge, he has no such problems and I manage to make it last at least 5 days.

I weigh everything pro rata to the weight of the eggs.
Three eggs equate to around 7 oz.
so in addition I use
6oz fat (butter or margarine)
6oz sugar
8oz SR flour
½ teaspoon cream of tartar
½ teaspoon baking powder
Plus 2 tablespoons of boiled water in the final beating.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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14 Responses to Tuesday Photo Challenge – Cake

  1. Cheesecake is one of my favorites. I make one that will serve 20 people. I understand the reflux from the richness of the cheesecake as this happens to me too.

    • Oh yum. I love cheesecake. With just the two of us, the smallest one I make gives 6 good portions. Seems a shame that only I can eat it………. lol

  2. The sponge do you bake two cakes or one and slice it into two.

    • I split the mix between two greased and lined 7″ baking tins, then when cool, sandwich the two with jam. It takes about 20 minutes to cook as two individuals.

  3. Sadje says:

    Yum, yum and yummy

  4. blindzanygirl says:

    Brilliant. I love marmalade cake though

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  6. I love the looks of that sponge cake. It could take it with jam or plain.

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