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recipe image Boat Cake

Boat Cake

Boat Cake

Learn how to make a boat cake for a special birthday. A fluffy sponge with a jam centre shaped into a sail boat!

Learn how to make a boat cake for a special birthday. A fluffy sponge with a jam centre shaped into a sail boat!

  • Prep time
    30 minutes
  • Cooking time
    25 minutes
  • Servings
    12 portions
  • Difficulty
    Medium

Ingredients

Cake
  • 250 grams Stork
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs, large
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
Decoration
  • 6 tbsps strawberry jam
  • 200g light blue ready to roll icing
  • Skewer, paper and scissors

      Instructions

      how_make
      1. Preheat the oven to 160c (fan)/180c/Gas Mark 4.
      2. Grease 2 x 8 inch sandwich cake tins well and line the bases with a circle of non-stick baking paper.
      3. Place all the cake ingredients in a large bowl and beat together until the cake mixture is even and well combined.
      4. Divide the mixture between the tins and bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes until golden and springy to the touch.
      5. Place the cakes onto a wire rack and allow to cool fully.
      6. Sandwich together the cakes with half of the jam. Spread the remaining jam onto the top of the cake.
      7. Roll out a circle of light blue ready to roll icing on the work surface very lightly dusted with icing sugar â slightly larger than the top of the cake. Lift it into position on the top of the cake.  Allow the extra to hang over the side of the cake and shape it into ripples gently with your fingertips.
      8. Cut out simple shapes for the boat and sails and secure to a skewer.  Insert into the centre of the cake.
      9. Serve.