This Australian favourite small cake is known under various names commonly Jelly Cakes but we like to call them Peach Blossoms. Vanilla cake is sandwich with whipped cream or mock cream then dipped in cooled but not set jelly (jello) and rolled in coconut
For the cake batter
4oz/ 125g butter
5oz/ 140g castor sugar
2cups/ 250g self raising flour
or the 250g all purpose flour with the appropriate amount of baking powder added
1/2cup/ 125ml milk
To assemble Peach Blossoms/Jelly cakes
85gpacket raspberry jelly (or Jell-o)
1cup boiling water
1 cupcool water
Whipped cream or prepared mock cream
Preheat the oven to 350F/180C.
Beat butter and sugar to a cream. Add vanilla. Add eggs one at a time then beat well. Sift flour and add alternately with the milk. Mix lightly into a soft dough.
If using gem iron, spray with nonstick cooking spray then carefully place a small teaspoonful in each depending on the size of your gem irons.
If using a cake pan, grease and line with baking paper a 9in/23cm square cake pan. Fill with the batter smooth and bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
Your cakes should be lightly browned and risen.
To assemble your blossoms
Dissolve jelly crystals in the boiling water then add cold water. Allow to stand in the refrigerator until beginning to set or until the consistency of egg white.
Sandwich two halves together with cream.
If your not using gem irons you will need to cut your cake into small squares about 1in/ 2.5cm square. Hopefully you cake is about 2in/ 5cm high. Cut each square through the middle then sandwich back together with cream.
Dip your joined cakes into the partly set jelly then roll in coconut. Refrigerate or freeze to keep for longer.
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