Make a delicious Union Jack cake fit for a queen this Jubilee for under £5.50

The Queen’s long-awaited Platinum Jubilee weekend is just around the corner, so now’s the perfect time to put your baking skills to the test.

Whether you’re wanting to create your own Platinum Jubilee pudding, are hosting a picnic fit for the royals or are just looking for something to do to stay busy, conjuring up a patriotic treat is the perfect way for budding Dame Mary Berry wannabes to celebrate the regal occasion.

And as high streets, shop windows and restaurants up and down the country fly Union flags with pride, who’s to say that your sweet creations can’t follow suit?

With that in mind, here’s a quick and easy recipe, that's simple enough for children to recreate and perfect for the upcoming celebrations…

OK!'s Union Jack cake

"Baking doesn’t have to be messy or time-consuming," says Victoria. "This easy yet delicious Union Jack cake proves. To keep things simple, you can transform a shop bought sponge cake into show stopping Platinum Jubilee berry cake in just 10 minutes. What’s more, the whole thing comes under £5.50 and is a fun activity to try with the kids."


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Ingredients

  • For the cake itself, you will need a simple sponge cake. The one we used is from Asda and costs £1.25.

For the topping

  • 125g butter, softened
  • 265g icing sugar, sifted
  • A couple of drops of vanilla extract
  • 300g of mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries and raspberries)

Method

If you fancy baking it from scratch…

For anyone up for a bigger baking challenge, here's how you can make Victoria's Platinum Jubilee themed cake from scratch…

Ingredients

  • 200g caster sugar
  • 200g softened butter
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp milk

For the filling and topping

  • 200g butter, at room temperature
  • 300g icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 drop of vanilla extract
  • 5 tbsp strawberry jam

To decorate

  • 150g strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 150g raspberries
  • 150g blueberries

Method

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