Union Flag Cake Recipe

To celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday Kitchenways launched a fantastic competition all about bakes fit for the Queen – true British cakes. With the competition you can win a dream break in London or runner up prizes of Kitchenways gift vouchers.

I love a competition, and I love baking, so when I heard about this chance to win I had to go and get my bake on! I wanted to create something that the whole family would love that also had a royal twist and in the end we decided on a Union Jack Cake – a sponge cake topped with Union Flag fruit that we could make and enjoy at home.

Kitchenways Royal Bake Competition - and Union Flag Cake Recipe #FitForAQueen

If you would like to make this Union Jack flag cake for yourself, here’s the recipe – I worked from my Never Fail Cupcake recipe – great if you’re not that good at making a sponge! If you wanted to mix this recipe up a bit you could cut it in half and fill with cream and jam before topping with fruit – like a patriotic Victoria Sponge!

Here’s our Union Flag Cake Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs
  • 240g self raising flour
  • 240g caster sugar
  • 240g butter
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 400g buttercream icing – ready made or made with butter and sugar.
  • blueberries
  • raspberries
Kitchenways Royal Bake Competition - and Union Flag Cake Recipe #FitForAQueen
Kitchenways Royal Bake Competition - and Union Flag Cake Recipe #FitForAQueen

Recipe

  • Preheat the oven to 180 and grease a square cake tin or line with baking parchment – I used this one from Kitchenways.
Kitchenways Royal Bake Competition - and Union Flag Cake Recipe #FitForAQueen
  • Beat all the ingredients together and pour into the prepared tin.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes until nicely browned and a skewer comes out clean from the middle.
  • Leave to cool fully and turn out from the tin onto a wire rack.
  • Spread with buttercream icing and decorate with the fruit.
Kitchenways Royal Bake Competition - and Union Flag Cake Recipe #FitForAQueen

If you would like to enter the Kitchenways competition just start by creating your own royal bake. When you have a creation fit for the Queen, enter on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram tagging @Kitchenways and using the #FitForAQueen hashtag. Good luck! You can find full details here.

If you’d like to print or pin the Union Flag Cake Recipe for later you can do so below. Enjoy!

Union Flag Cake

I wanted to create something that the children would love that also had a royal twist and in the end we decided on a Union Jack Cake – a sponge cake topped with Union Flag fruit.
Course Afternoon Tea, Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword baking
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 419kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 240 g self raising flour
  • 240 g caster sugar
  • 240 g butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla essence
  • 400 g buttercream icing
  • 200 g blueberries
  • 200 g raspberries

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180 and grease a square cake tin – I used this one from Kitchenways.
  • Kitchenways Royal Bake Competition – and Union Flag Cake Recipe #FitForAQueen
  • Mix all the ingredients together and pour into the prepared tin.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes until nicely browned and a skewer comes out clean from the middle.
  • Leave to cool fully and turn out from the tin.
  • Cover with buttercream icing and decorate with the fruit.

*Note: Nutritional information is estimated, based on publicly available data. Nutrient values may vary from those published.

Kitchenways Royal Bake Competition - and Union Flag Cake Recipe #FitForAQueen
Union Flag Cake Recipe

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