The Queen's Jubilee Cake Baking Competition

Jubilee CakeTo celebrate HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee, Loddon Valley Lions are holding a Cake Baking competition which will be judged at the Treacle Fair on Sunday 5th June.

First Second and Third prizes will be awarded for the best cakes in each of three age groups: Under 10, 11 to 16 and 17 years and over/Adult. Everyone will use the same recipe, as set out below. There will be a maximum of 15 entries permitted in each category - First come, First served, so get your entry form in quickly. The closing date for receipt of entries is: Saturday 28 May 2022 or, before, if the maximum in any category is reached. All entries MUST be pre-booked, using the entry form which can be downloaded by clicking the relevant link in the table below. Completed forms should be sent by email to 

Entries for this competition are now CLOSED



  • 225g (8oz) softened butter
  • 225g (8oz) caster sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 225g (8oz) sifted self raising flour
  • 2 level teaspoons of baking powder

You may include any filling and/or decoration of your choice but remember the Jubilee theme.


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C/Fan or 160 degrees C/gas 4.
  • Grease the two tins then line the base of each with baking parchment.
  • Measure the butter, sugar, eggs, flour and baking powder into a large bowl and beat until thoroughly blended.
  • Divide the mixture evenly between the two tins and level out.
  • Bake in the pre heated oven for about 25 minutes or, until well risen and the tops of the cakes spring back when gently pressed with a finger.
  • Leave to cool in the tins for a few minutes then turn out, peel off the parchment and leave to finish cooling on a wire rack.
  • when completely cold, fill and decorate as desired.