Golden Sponge Cake with Creamy Filling

  • Preparation Time15 mins
  • Cooking Time25 mins
  • Serves12
  • DifficultyEasy
1 box yellow cake mix (recommended: Betty Crocker)
5 tbsps plain flour
250ml milk
200g sugar
1/2 tsp salt
110g vegetable shortening (recommended: Trex)
110g butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
Icing sugar and mint, for garnish
1) Mix and bake the cake as directed, using a 20 by 30-cm cake tin. Cool and remove from tin.

2) Using dental floss, slice cake in 2 accross, so you have 2 layers.

3) In a saucepan, combine the flour and milk. Cook and stir until thick. Set aside to cool.

4) In bowl combine sugar, salt, vegetable fat, softened butter and vanilla. Beat with electric mixer until fluffy, then add the cooled milk mixture and beat again until fluffy.

5) Put half the cake in a 20 by 30-cm plastic keeper. Spread all of filling over that, then top with the other half of the cake. Cover with lid and store 1 or 2 days ahead. Garnish with powdered sugar and mint before serving.

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