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Bake a cake with Alwyn!

Alwyn has been busy trying his hand at baking recently, here are some photos of the sponge cake he made and the process, it looks delicious!

Mae Alwyn wedi bod yn brysur yn rhoi cynnig ar bobi yn ddiweddar, dyma ychydig o luniau o'r gacen sbwng a wnaeth a'r broses, mae'n edrych yn flasus!

Alwyn has also been playing games to occupy his time- thanks for sharing with us Alwyn!

Mae Alwyn hefyd wedi bod yn chwarae gemau i feddiannu ei amser - diolch am rannu gyda ni Alwyn!


If you fancy having a go at making a basic Victoria sponge cake here's a tried and tested recipe that is one of Rachel's favourites:

8oz (200g) Self Raising Flour

8oz (200g) Baking Margarine or butter

8oz (200g) Caster Sugar

1 tsp Baking Powder

4 eggs

1tsp Vanilla essence

(Top tip: to make a chocolate cake add 1oz (25g) of cocoa powder to the above recipe and a splash of milk if the mixture seems too thick!)

  1. Preheat the oven to 180/ Gas mark 5.

  2. Grease your cake tins (2 x 8" round tins work well but any shape or size will be fine!)

  3. Weigh all the ingredients into a bowl

  4. Using an electric whisk beat them together until the mixture is smooth

  5. Pour/ scoop the mixture into your tins, leveling out the top with the back of a knife

  6. Bake for 20 minutes, if using a deeper tin the cake make take longer

  7. Test the cake is cooked by inserting a skewer or sharp knife into the middle- if it comes out clean then the cake is cooked

  8. Set aside to cool, after 10 minutes you can remove from the tin and place on a wire rack

  9. For a classic Victoria Sponge you can fill the centre with chopped strawberries and whipped double cream, or you can use jam or lemon curd with buttercream if you prefer!

  10. Enjoy a slice or 2!

If you do have a go at baking a cake why not share your photos and recipes with us?

Please send them via email to We look forward to seeing your creations!


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