One of the first ever cakes I baked was a Jammie Dodger themed cake. I just love Jammie Dodgers and I love cake so putting the two together was just heavenly. It is also a favourite amongst my other half's family and is often made for family birthdays. I normally make with buttercream and can be quite sickly sweet so I left it out for this recipe but by all means add if you desire. I was asked to bake a cake for work and obviously I thought about the Jammie Dodger cakes I've made and decided to do a less sweet version. A little more technical but still just as delicious. 

4 large free range eggs
1 tsp baking powder
1 splash of vanilla extract
225g self raising flour
225g caster sugar
225g butter at room temperature plus extra for greasing
2-3 tbsp strawberry or raspberry jam
33g Vanilla Buttercream
120g Mini Jammie Dodgers 
Icing sugar for dusting


Preheat your oven to 180c 

Cut greaseproof paper to match the size of baking tins (you will need x2 baking tins to create a sandwich cake) and further grease the greaseproof paper with extra butter and place in tins, butter side up

Crack 4 eggs into large mixing bowl add baking powder and vanilla extract

Further add self raising flour, caster sugar and butter

Whisk with either electric whisk or by hand held whisk until smooth cake batter forms

*Ensure all butter is fully mixed, do not leave any lumps*

*Add additional vanilla if desired*

Once fully whisked, pour equal amounts of mixture into cake tins and tap base of tin off a level surface to ensure no bubbles of air are present

Place in oven for 20-25 mins until golden brown or skewer into centre remains clear on removal
Remove from oven once fully baked and leave in tins on cooling tray for 20 mins and then remove from cake tins and leave to further cool for 60-90mins

Once fully cool, spread jam onto one of the cakes and use the other cake to stack on top of the cake with jam spread upon

Dust with icing sugar. Carefully cut and scoop a heart shape on top of the cake and fill heart shaped hole with jam

Next add a small dot of jam to back of each small dodger OR butter cream and decorate cake as desired or as pictured


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