本来打算大马回来后才试的，好奇心难耐。。。非做不可。食材做法超级简单，蛋糕非常轻盈可口，好一个另类海绵蛋糕，我是没有参加比赛，有参加的话，我也自认输给你了。。好利害的Natelie！ 没有特别装潢，就是一个很到地的Victoria Sponge模式。。。就是平凡中的不平凡。
Natalie Dick’s Women Weekly Prize Winning Sponge Cake
2 tsp plain flour
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 level tsp cream of tartar
Corn flour (I used Nurses brand) ＊（amount pls read method No2）
4 eggs (room temperature)
¾ cup caster sugar (165g) (I used 110g)
½ tsp vanilla essence
Filling and Topping
300ml whipped cream (I used thickened cream)
1 tbsp icing sugar
½ tsp vanilla essence
Strawberries (cut into quarters for filling)
Whole strawberries for decoration
1。Preheat oven to 190C (170C fan forced). Grease 2 x 20cm cake tins (make sure to grease the side of the tins as well). ( I line the bottom with of the tins with baking paper).
2。Put plain flour, bicarbonate of soda and cream of tartar in a 1 cup (250ml) measuring cup. Fill the remainder of the cup with cornflour. Sift the flour mixture 3 times.
3。Beat eggs and sugar on a high speed for 7 minutes. Add the vanilla and beat for 30sec to combine. The mixture will become pale and thick.
4。Turn the mixer to the lowest speed and gently add flour mixture and beat for 1 minute until well combined.
5。Divide mixture into 2 cake tins. (I weigh the total amount of the mixture and divided equally into 2 portions). Pour mixture into tins and bake for approximately 20minutes or sponge coming away from side of the tins.
6。Take sponges out of the oven, remove the cake from the tins and leave to cool on the wire rack.
Filling and Topping:
Whip the cream, icing sugar and vanilla essence until stiff. Place on sponge on a serving plate. This is the base. Spoon strawberry jam on to the base sponge cake and smooth to the edges using offset spatula. Spoon half of the whipped cream onto the strawberry jam and smooth to the edges. Place cut strawberries onto the cream. Place the second sponge on top. Then, place the rest of the cream onto the top of the sponges and decorate with fresh strawberries.
Note: To make a chocolate sponge, remove 1 tbs of cornflour and add 2 tbs of cocoa powder.
Recipe adapted from : The Australian Women’s Weekly