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asked July 25th 2020

Semi-naked sponge recipe

Can anyone tell me what vanilla sponge recipe would be best to use for a semi-naked cake. My Victoria sponge is too crumbly, and i know that you’re supposed to use a cake that caramelises around the edge.

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Hi Tomandhen123

Mrs Jones’ vanilla sponge recipe would work really well. See her tutorial in the cake section of the Cakeflix baking library.

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Thank you, but that's the recipe I use and although its lovely, Its too crumbly and the crumbs show up in the buttercream. When i've looked online for help, it advises to use a cake that caramalises around the edges. I thought that you would have to use a different recipe?

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To stop crumbs coming off in the buttercream, freeze the cake slightly first to set the crumbs. You’ll find it much better. I can’t say I’ve ever heard of specially caramelised sides. All cakes caramelise, it’s all part of the baking process. Baking in darker cake tins gives a more caramelised edge which a lot of people cut away.

Hope this helps. 🙂