Vanilla Sponge Cake with Raspberry Cream FillingIngredients:For the Vanilla Sponge Cake:

4 large eggs, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup unsalted butter
For the Raspberry Cream Filling:

2 cups fresh raspberries
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp cornstarch dissolved in 2 tbsp water
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup powdered sugar
For the Frosting:

2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
For Garnish:

Fresh raspberries
Mint leaves
Powdered sugar for dusting
Instructions:
Preheat and Prepare:

Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and line two 8-inch round cake pans with parchment paper.
Make the Cake:

In a large bowl, beat eggs and granulated sugar until pale and fluffy.
Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Gently fold into the egg mixture.
Heat milk and butter until the butter melts. Add vanilla to the milk mixture, then quickly fold into the batter to avoid deflating.
Divide batter evenly between prepared pans. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool on a wire rack.
Prepare Raspberry Filling:

Combine raspberries, sugar, and lemon juice in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook until raspberries break down.
Add dissolved cornstarch, stirring continuously until the mixture thickens. Remove from heat and cool completely.
Make Frosting:

Whip heavy cream with powdered sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form.
Assemble the Cake:

Slice each cake layer horizontally to create four thin layers.
Place one layer on your cake stand, spread with a thin layer of frosting, then a layer of raspberry filling.
Repeat with remaining layers, finishing with a cake layer on top.
Frost the top and sides of the cake with the remaining whipped cream.
Garnish:

Decorate with fresh raspberries and mint leaves. Dust lightly with powdered sugar.
Chill and Serve:

Refrigerate the cake for at least an hour before serving to allow the flavors to meld.
This cake is perfect for showcasing on your blog or social media, combining visual appeal with delightful flavors!

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