(I apologize in advance for using my phone's camera to take the photos posted here today. The photo quality isn't the best, but sometimes a gal just has to leave the big camera at home.)
Of all the ways we can enjoy our lovingly-preserved jams, spreading it on as a layer between cakes might be my new favorite and for good reason.
On Monday night I went to my friend Paola's British Baking class at The Book Larder, and 2 days later I can't stop thinking about her Victoria Sponge Cake. I can't figure out what my favorite part was. Maybe it was the way the layer of jam started out looking like a heart...
Or maybe it was the way Paola's jam glistened on the surface of the cake.
Call me crazy but I always think jam is so pretty!
Maybe I loved this cake because it paired jam so perfectly with a thick layer of whipped cream...very appealing to a dairy-addict like me.
It was probably a combination of all these things! The Victoria Sponge Cake is a tidy package of goodness, just waiting to be sliced into and enjoyed by everyone, young or old.
I must make a Victoria Sponge Cake this weekend. I've got plenty of butter, sugar, eggs and flour.
Now all I need to do is figure out is what kind of jam to use.
More about Paola's Victoria Sponge Cake can be found on her lifestyle blog, Mirror Mirror.