A big trend of 2023 is sandwich cakes. Now we aren’t taking about your classic Victoria sandwich cake, cake makers everywhere have been creating cakes that look like they’d be more at home in a lunch box than on a cake stand.
There are countless flavour combinations from a light lemon sponge sandwiched with buttercream and lemon curd to a chocolate sponge with white chocolate ganache loaded with chocolate chunks, and classic Victoria sponge in sandwich form or so many more options… what would you choose?
This type of cake is easy to transport without the risk of damaging decorations and perfect to separate out for anyone still holding socially distanced events. Could they be the future of cake?
Whatever flavour you choose to make your sandwiches there are a few things to bear in mind when picking your sponge recipe.
- Try to pick a moist sponge recipe - this is to stop the cake drying out quickly as it is exposed.
- The sponge will need to provide structure and hold its shape so ensure it is not too crumbly in texture.
- As the sponge is visible ideally it should be aesthetically pleasing.
Once you’ve baked your cake and it has cooled store it in the fridge until you are ready to build.
Next you need to pick / make your filling, use a combination for more flavour.
- Buttercream – this will always you the versatility to add flavour or just go with the classic vanilla.
- Ganache – make your sandwiches rich and creamy.
- Jam – add a seasonal twist with a fresh jam.
- Curd – for a pop of flavour a curd might be perfect.
Now is the time to really add some character to your cake sandwiches and make them stand out from the crowd. Add all your favourite treats on top of your filling for texture and taste from marshmallows to nuts and fresh fruit, crushed cookies, or your favourite chocolate, its completely up to you!
The back of angled pallet knife is ideal to spread your filling across the cake layers evenly, make sure to get right to the edge. Then evenly distribute across any extras you’ve decided to add before placing the top on. Cut into squares then diagonally across to create triangle sandwiches.
If you can resist eating them immediately, make sure to wrap the faux sandwiches in cling film before placing them in boxes. Due to their small and exposed shape they are prone to drying out but fear not the cling film should prevent this.
What occasions will these work at?
…or just slip it into your lunch box
Products we love for this project!
The perfect tin for baking your sponge
Get ready to spread your fillings with this pallet knife
Ideal if you are in a rush!