It was another family birthday this week but with limited time available I searched through recipe books for something simple. This recipe was really easy; almost identical to a Victoria sponge but with the addition of ground almonds and then raspberries poked into the batter before cooking.
I did over bake the sponge though. My oven seems to cook things faster than the recipe dictates even with an oven thermometer to tell me that the oven is at the right temperature. But I've made a note in the book so I'll remember for next time. And i need to invest in a proper icing sugar duster - as you can see my sieve just isn't working!
The cake was much appreciated by those who ate it though!