Beside the Seaside - A Bucket Cake

Neapolitan Sponge Cake


Preparation info

  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Birthday Cake Book

The Birthday Cake Book

By Fiona Cairns

Published 2011

  • About

A fun, life-size bucket, perfect for a summer birthday party. Made with a Neopolitan sponge for a full-on seaside experience.


For the Cake

  • 450 g unsalted butter, softened, diced, plus more for the tins
  • 450 g self-raising flour


To Bake

Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 170°C/350°F/gas mark 4. Butter three 20cm round tins and line the bases with baking parchment. If you only have two 20cm round tins, then make the full amount of cake batter, divide by three and