- Camilla Parker Bowles has shared her personal Victoria Sponge Cake recipe to mark the return of Poetry Together.
- The Duchess of Cornwall cake recipe doesn’t require a lot of ingredients.
- Make the 74th birthday cake in seven steps.
While she and Prince Charles may have some high-maintenance food requests, Camilla Parker Bowles’ cake recipe is anything but. The Duchess of Cornwall has shared her recipe for Victoria Sponge Cake. Made with a small number of ingredients, Camilla isn’t against having fun with toppings.
Camilla Parker Bowles shared her recipe in support of Poetry Together
In a Clarence House September 2021 instagram post, Camilla posed for a photo holding a cake covered in what appeared to be cream, jam and berries. The opportunity? Poetry Together, an annual initiative where seniors connect with children over poetry, tea and cake.
“To celebrate the return of @poetry_together tea parties this year, the Duchess shared her recipe for a Victoria Sponge for young and old (uh!) to enjoy after reciting a poem by heart together,” the caption read. the item. .
Launched by writer, broadcaster and royal biographer Gyles Brandreth, Poetry Together has resumed in-person gatherings after coronavirus (COVID-19) prompted online meetings.
Camilla Parker Bowles Cake Recipe Requires 6 Ingredients
She can often eat meals made by royal chefs, but Camilla’s Victoria Sponge Cake recipe doesn’t require a culinary degree. It’s actually very simple. She only uses a few items to make the cake.
According to her recipe, all that is needed to make Victoria Sponge Cake is flour, sugar, vanilla “essence” or vanilla extract, sugar, baking powder and eggs. It comes down to six ingredients in the sponge itself.
On the aromatic side, the Duchess of Cornwall suggests “garnishes of your choice” such as jam, Nutella, cream or even lemon curd. Finally, her recipe calls for powdered sugar, or “icing sugar,” to be sifted over the top.
So, Camilla’s cake itself is made up of six ingredients. Then there are the toppings and powdered sugar.
How to make Camilla’s Victoria Sponge Cake
Not only did Camilla share the details of what goes into her Victoria Sponge Cake, but in the same Instagram post, she also shared step-by-step instructions on how to do it.
Similar to the ingredient list, the cooking instructions are quite simple. The first step in making Camilla’s Victoria Sponge Cake? Heat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
While the oven is heating, she prepares the dough. This means sifting the baking powder and flour into a large bowl. According to his recipe instructions, his recommendation is to hold the sieve high, allowing the flour to get “good aeration”.
With the flour and baking powder sifted, she adds the rest of the ingredients and whisks them together until combined. Next, she divides the cake batter between two greased, lined cake pans. After leveling them, she puts them in the oven – on the middle rack – to cook for about half an hour.
When Camilla’s cake is baked, she takes it out of the oven and lets it cool for about 30 seconds before unmolding them onto a cooling rack. Then she peels off the paper and, when completely cooled, sandwiches the cakes with the filling. Finally, she dusts the top with powdered sugar.
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