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Posted on Oct 7, 2015 in Brilliant Baking | 17 comments

Bakewell Cake #GBBOBloggers2015

So that’s it, Bake Off is over for another year, congratulations to Nadiya – what an achievement! To be honest Jacob wanted a boy to win but he did think her bakes were awesome in the final.

Having won the final blogger bake off challenge last year with his dinosaur world, Jacob has put himself under a bit of pressure to do well this time. Reminding him that he is only 8 and that the other bakers are adults hasn’t really worked so we have settled for trying his best on this final bake.

So here is his Bakewell Cake.


First off a plain sponge made with 150g butter, 150g self raising flour, 150g caster sugar, 3 eggs, 1 tsp baking powder & 1 tsp vanilla extract. We really just chucked it all in the mixer and let it get on with it. Then tipped the mixture into a lined square tin.


Next he made an almond sponge – the same recipe as above but substituting 75g of the flour with ground almonds and swapping the vanilla extract for almond extract. Again we chucked it all in and then poured into a lined square tin.

We then put both tins in to a 180 degree oven and used a bit of trial and error to see how long they would take to bake – in the end it was about 40mins but our oven is very temperamental.


Once both cakes were cooled Jacob spooned tinned black cherries (how nice are they? I might have finished the rest of the tin just with a spoon…) onto the top of the plain sponge and then sandwiched the almond sponge on top.

He then made icing just with water & icing sugar and spread it onto the top of the cake.

Finally he arranged halved cherries in the shape of  St George’s Cross.


We just ate a slice while watching the show – easily the best cake he has ever made :-)

Mummy Mishaps

So now it’s over to you. Link up your final show stopper here. The linky will be open for a little longer than usual as the bakes will be judged and a 1st, 2nd & 3rd prize will be awarded with prizes donated by Tesco. Keep an eye on Jenny’s blog for all the details on this!

Huge thank you to Jenny for running this again and for asking us to host the final week – we have loved it!


  1. Jacob this is fantastic! I love that you added a St George’s cross – very British as is bakewell tart – yummy! It looks great and thank you for baking it and hosting the final linky!!! Good luck – I am a big fan of yours and know that one day I will see you on my TV xxx
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  2. Oh well done Jacob.. This is one British Classic indeed. I hope you has a lot of fun baking this one.. you’ve set another very high standard for the finish!!

  3. Brilliant stuff Jacob! You would get on well with my 9 year old son who loves to cook (his blog is – he’s so busy with homework these days that he hasn’t had a chance to update it much lately – but i’m hoping he will write about meeting Edd Kimber and baking with him last week.

    I love the look of your cake with all those cherries on top. I’m going to add you to my bloglist so i can keep up to date with all your baking. xxx
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  4. Looks FANTASTIC, well done Jacob!!

  5. Well done! This looks great!

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