Great Bloggers Bake Off Week 1: Rhubarb & Custard Sandwich Cake

The lovely Jenny of Mummy Mishaps and Helen of The Crazy Kitchen have created a new linky for all bloggers who are fans of the Great British Bake Off. Each week, we have to cook something related to that week’s challenges on the show. This week it was cake and the contestants had to make sandwich cakes, an Angel Food cake and a chocolate creation. I would of loved to have attempted an Angel Food cake but being a bit short of time, I did not feel brave enough to give it ago.
Inspired by one of the contestants on the show and determined to take the normal Victoria Sponge to the next level, I have dreamed up a rhubarb and custard sandwich cake. This recipe is a hybrid between my normal sandwich cake recipe and Nigella’s custard birthday sponge. I am not going to put the full recipe down as I mostly followed the Victoria sponge recipe for the cake. I only added a couple of tablespoons of custard powder to the mix at the same time as the flour. I followed Nigella’s recipe for the buttercream with an added bit of yellow food colouring to make it more custard like. The rhubarb (from my Nan’s garden) in the middle was roasted for about 20 minutes in a hot oven with a tablespoon of caster sugar, mashed up slightly with a fork and then cooled. The top is decorated with more buttercream using the duo icing kit from Lakeland.
I served the cake this morning at my local NCT branch coffee group. Everyone loved it. It is one I will make again. :-)


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10 Responses to Great Bloggers Bake Off Week 1: Rhubarb & Custard Sandwich Cake

  1. yum! Rhubarb & Custard, a marriage made in heaven!
    Thanks for joining in with #GreatBloggersBakeOff
    HELEN recently posted…Win a £100 voucher for The RangeMy Profile

  2. Ooo, yum! And one of your 5 a day too so it’s basically a health food. ;)
    Cat (Yellow Days) recently posted…St Clements Angel Food Cake with Orange Curd #GreatBloggersBakeOffMy Profile

  3. oh my, that looks amazing!
    Emma recently posted…Gammon Ham with Honey Mustard GlazeMy Profile

  4. Jo this is such a great idea and i love that you used rhubarb grown by your nan! the duo icing looks so delicate and pretty too. no wonder it went down so well at your coffee group!!! thanks for joining in x x
    Jenny Paulin recently posted…Making MemoriesMy Profile

  5. i love rhubarb my rhubarb died in the garden so i couldnt bake with it this year never mind you gave me the hit i needed with a scrummy cake yum

  6. I’d love it too. It looks yummy!
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  8. What a cute cake, love the flavours! :)
    Margot @ Coffee & Vanilla recently posted…Fresh Rhubarb & Vanilla Custard PieMy Profile

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