It is time for Christmas recipe Number 2! This year Starbucks has brought a new Red Cup flavor: Honey & Almond Hot Chocolate. It is an indulgent drink that will definitely satisfy your chocolate craving and is also a bit more festive for the holiday season. If you would rather eat this chocolate treat than sip it, I have an easy recipe for you! ;)
This cake is one of my favorites to make (and to eat!). A raspberry cake with a subtle Amaretto flavor that is so light and fluffy that you could easily eat half of it at once. I sure know because I have done it before!
Today I will be sharing with you my version of a British classic, the Victoria Sponge Cake. It is a very simple cake, traditionally consisting of a fluffy sponge, filled with jam and whipped cream or buttercream. My problem: I don’t like whipped cream or buttercream. Whipped cream is something I’ve never been a fan of. In my opinion it doesn’t taste like much and I would never order whipped cream on top of ice cream or hot chocolate. And buttercream to me tastes as if you would take a bite of a stick of butter, drenched in lots of sugar. So you can see my dilemma, liking the idea of a British Victoria Sponge Cake but not the actual implementation.