Victorian Spring Posy Cake for Easter or Mother's Day
55 mins (prep 20, cooking 35)
11 ingredients
1 servings
One of my recent cake inventions - a standard Victoria Sandwich Sponge with a few delicious additions! Fresh oranges and lemons, lemon curd, crystallised violets and mascarpone cheese make this basic sponge cake moist and special enough for the Easter Sunday tea-time table, or for Mum on Mother's Day! I used lemon curd for the icing, but orange curd would also work if you wanted a mellow flavour. I have a recipe for crystallised violets on Zaar, Homemade Crystallised Flowers - Violets, and if you don't have any fresh violets, use any sugar paste flowers or cake decorations that work for you - the object is to make a Posy of flowers! This makes a big cake with one layer, you can cut the cakes again and make a three layer gateau if you wish. This cake disappeared quite quickly, but if you have any left, it keeps EXTREMELY well in a tin for up to one week. The sponge cakes can be frozen before icing, cutting back on time if you are going to be busy for the special event.

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Serving Size (1145.84 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 4579.37 Calories from Fat 2256.84
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 250.76g 385.78%
Saturated Fat 132.01g 660.07%
Trans Fat 7.96g %
Cholesterol 519.07mg 173.02%
Sodium 3785.06mg 157.71%
Total Carbohydrate 549.3g 183.1%
Dietary Fiber 32.1 g 128.39%
Sugars 242.97 g %
Protein 64.92g 129.85%
Vitamin A 6120.01IU% Vitamin C 53.24mg%
Calcium 282.9mg% Iron 17.81mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
large, lemon curd