Olympic cakes

A few days ago hubby asked if I would be making any cakes for the Olympics. To be honest it hadn’t occurred to me, but I quickly decided to make something. In order to keep it simple I, or rather mum (who’s currently visiting) made a Swiss roll today. I cut it up in thick slices and topped it with whipped cream and M&M’s in the Olympic colours and voila – an Olympic cake was born. Simple but delicious!

Olympic cake

Swiss Roll
Ingredients
3 eggs
200 ml sugar + about 1 tbsp extra
2 tbsp water
200 ml flour
1.5 tsp baking powder

Filling
100-200 ml strawberry jam

Decoration
200 ml whipping or double cream
M&M’s (blue, brown, red, yellow and green)

Method
1) Preheat the oven to 200C
2) Beat eggs and sugar until pale and fluffy
3) Add the water, flour and baking powder and combine
4) Bake for 5 mins or until golden
5) Scatter the additional 1 tbsp sugar on clean sheet of baking parchment
6) Tip the sponge onto the sugar-covered baking sheet
7) Spread the jam all over the sponge
8) Roll the sponge up

Once the Swiss roll has cooled, cut it into 1.5 inch / 4 cm slices. Place on their sides, top with whipped cream and decorate with M&M’s in the Olympic colours.

Olympic cakes

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