This cake is inspired by a traditional victoria sponge, it is sweet fruity and of course, gluten free, dairy free and far lower in fat than its traditional counterpart! It is certainly a cake to impress and fantastic to serve if you have guests for tea or even a dinner party.

To make the cakes you will need a silicon cupcake tray as this works incredibly well, and a preheated oven at 150 degrees gas mark 5,  Okay so lets begin..

for the sponge you will need

2 tablespoons of coconut cream

2 tablespoons of soya yoghurt

150 g organic gluten free self raising flour

125g organic caster sugar

1 teaspoon organic gluten free baking powder

150g dairy free sunflower spread

for the frosting you will need

125g dairy free sunflower spread

125g icing sugar

1 teaspoon of organic vanilla essence

1 table spoon high grade organic maple syrup.

to decorate you will need

chopped fresh strawberries, mint and strawberry jam

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  1. Whisk together your butter and sugar until light and fluffy, slowly stir in the coconut cream and yoghurt until fully combined.
  2. Sieve the flour and baking powder into the mixture and fold in, mix together until soft and fluffy. Spoon the mixture into your silicon cupcake tray.
  3. Place the tray in oven and leave for around 20-25 minutes or until a knife comes out clean. While these are cooking ensure you wash up and generally tidy up any mess you have created in the process!
  4. to create the frosting Combine your sunflower spread, vanilla essence, icing sugar and maple syrup and beat until the mixture forms stiff peaks.
  5. When your cakes are ready allow them to cool for a few hours, when cool slice away the top and bottom of each cake to leave you with circular cake slices.
  6. One by one ice the top of a cake slice and apply a layer of jam. Place fresh strawberry pieces on each slice and stack 3 slices together, decorate with fresh mint and strawberry slices and enjoy

    These delicious treats will impress any guests!
    These delicious treats will impress any guests!