Rav Gill chess sponge cake with pistachios, vanilla and rose recipe on Junior Bake Off

Rav Gill showcased her delicious chess sponge layered cake with pistachios, vanilla and rose water for today’s technical challenge on Junior Bake Off.

The ingredients are: 225g unsalted butter, 225g caster sugar, 225g self-raising flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 4 large eggs, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 2 tsp rose water, Pink food-colouring gel, 2 tsp pistachio paste and Green food-colouring gel.

For the buttercream: 550g icing sugar, 225g unsalted butter, softened, 4 tbsp double cream, 1½ tbsp pistachio paste and ½ tsp fine salt.

To decorate: Slivered pistachios and Rose petals.

See recipes by Rav in her book titled: The Pastry Chef’s Guide: The secret to successful baking every time available from Amazon now.

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