Freshly-grated lemon zest gets folded into this sponge cake batter resulting in a beautifully inviting citrus-flavoured cake.
Two layers of these cakes are sandwiched with homemade berry jam and topped with daintily-piped vanilla buttercream. It is usually the simple things that make us happiest. And free-range eggs. Free-range eggs make us happy too (happy chickens = happy eggs = happy cake).
And this Empress Sponge Cake, along with a pot of steaming hot tea and some good company is guaranteed to bring you joy.