Ooh, this was a bit of a triumph. Made for my work colleague Anne’s birthday and wolfed down by the rest of the team with gusto. I made twice the amount of mixture because my cake tins are BIG and I know from experience that folks in the olden days weren’t as greedy as us. I made this before going to work and didn’t have time to make the icing but luckily Betty Crocker had made some earlier for me, so I used that and some blackcurrant jam for the filling. Yowzer.
Here’s the recipe – apologies for cutting Shirley’s head off. It’s characteristically vague about cooking time for the era (ie – absolutely no guidance whatsoever) so I had a scout around the internet and guessed at how long a cake of such magnitude would take. It just about worked and when I find the piece of paper I scribbled it down on I’ll add it to this post. This is definitely one to make again.