Sweet Treats Werewolves Love – Ellie’s prizewinning Victoria Sandwich Cake.
Hi...Kryssie Fortune here. I wanted to tell you about Ellie, the heroine in my latest book, To Mate a Werewolf. Over the last two years, she’s cooked her way into the hearts of the soldiers in the Lykae army. Now she’s given me some of her recipes to share with my friends.
Here’s her recipe for Victoria Sponge. (I baked this for our allotment bonfire, and first person who had a bite wanted to buy the whole thing. – Thanks Ellie, that’s the sort of recipe I like)
Victoria Sandwich Cake
225g/8oz caster sugar, plus a little extra for dusting the finished cake
225g/8oz self-raising flour
2 tsp baking powder
225g/8oz soft butter at room temperature, plus a little extra to grease the tins
good-quality jam (Mine was homemade)
whipped double cream (optional)
Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
Grease and line 2 x 20cm/8in sandwich tins. Line the bottom of the tins with baking paper.
Break the eggs into a large mixing bowl, then add the sugar, flour, baking powder and baking spread.
Mix everything together until well combined. The easiest way to do this is with an electric hand mixer, but you can use a wooden spoon. Put a damp cloth under your bowl when you’re mixing to stop it moving around. Be careful not to over-mix – as soon as everything is blended you should stop.
The finished mixture should be of a soft ‘dropping’ consistency – it should fall off a spoon easily.
Divide the mixture evenly between the tins: this doesn’t need to be exact, but you can weigh the filled tins if you want to check. Use a spatula to remove all of the mixture from the bowl and gently smooth the surface of the cakes.
Place the tins on the middle shelf of the oven and bake for 25 minutes. Don't be tempted to open the door while they're cooking, but after 20 minutes do look through the door to check them.
The cakes are done when they’re golden-brown and coming away from the edge of the tins. Press them gently to check – they should be springy to the touch. Remove them from the oven and set aside to cool in their tins for five minutes. Then run a palette or rounded butter knife around the inside edge of the tin and carefully turn the cakes out onto a cooling rack.
To take your cakes out of the tins without leaving a wire rack mark on the top, put the clean tea towel over the tin, put your hand onto the tea towel and turn the tin upside-down.
While you are here, please take a look at my book
To Mate a Werewolf
The scars on Ellie Padget’s cheek are a constant reminder of the times she tried to escape from sexual slavery. Two years ago, Joel—alpha in waiting of the Tundra-Tough pack—led the rescue party that freed her. She’s loved him ever since.
Their relationship finally explodes into steaming sex, but he offers to pay her off. She walks away with her head high and her heart shattered. When she learns of a plot to destroy Joel and his pack, her only option is return to his side and warn him.
Joel has to fight to retain the pack that should be his by right, and no one can leave until the pack has a new alpha. He’s horrified when Ellie turns up on the night he’s to meet the woman he’s agreed to marry but never met. She’s stuck there until he claims his birthright. Finally, he realizes Ellie’s his true mate. Now he has to choose between his arranged marriage, and the one woman he truly loves. Will he choose with his head or his heart?
To Mate a Werewolf is a stand alone story within the Scattered Siblings series.
Joel’s fingernails stretched into claws. Control it. Keep my beasts caged. Stay calm. Even his human side needed to know Ellie was safe and well. The damn woman with her independent streak caused him more trouble than a whole pack of wolves. If needs be, he’d personally buy every cake she baked. Honestly, he’d do whatever it took to make her business a success. Meanwhile, his dad wanted to stand down as pack alpha. That meant Joel had a pack to run and protect.
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