Hi, thank you for stopping by to look at this scrumptious Strawberries And Cream Cake! I hope the sight of it puts a smile on your face? Strawberries in Spring remind me of the promise of sunshine, picnics in the park and days at the beach. Do Strawberries hold any treasured memories for you?
This is such a simple cake to make and yet looks so beautiful, it could easily turn any occasion into a Feast! I baked it simply because strawberries were on special offer. They were so sumptuous they deserved celebrating!
Normally in Summer, when it is hot, too hot for cake (yes there is such a thing in my world!!), Strawberries are eaten just as they are, warm from the sun, or churned into the most delicious ice cream. Spring allows for the indulgence of cake – and vanilla whipped cream – and Strawberries. Totally and utterly delicious!
Recipe : Strawberries And Cream Cake!
For the cake:
225g/8oz Caster Sugar
225g/8oz Unsalted Butter – room temp
225g/8oz Self raising Flour
4 Large Eggs – pref. Free Range
1tsp Vanilla Extract
For the filling:
450g/1lb Strawberries – hulled and sliced, save 1 pretty strawberry for the top
400ml/3/4 pint Double Cream
1 tsp Vanilla Bean Extract
1 tbsp Sugar
Method : Preheat the oven to 175C/160C fan
I’ve used the All in One Method for this cake. It’s so simple and quick, you simply place all the ingredients for the cake into a bowl and then beat together, with an electric whisk until just combined.
Divide the mixture in half and place into 2 buttered and lined 7″ sandwich tins.
The sponges are cooked when they are golden and spring back when lightly pressed in the centre. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes in their tins before turning out, onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Once the cakes have cooled, whisk together the cream, sugar and vanilla bean paste (sub 1 tsp of vanilla extract if you don’t have the paste). Whisk until the cream holds a soft peak.
Place the other cake on top, rounded side up. Cover with the rest of the cream and decorate with sliced strawberries, placing the whole strawberry in the middle.
Now take a photo!! Seriously if you look at this cake in the deepest, darkest, depths of icy winter, it will remind you that sunny days are ahead. Hope is powerful – even if it is in the form of cake!!!!
Now it’s time to get the family together and enjoy a slice of this Strawberries And Cream Cake! I know I’ve said it before – food really does taste better when it’s shared.
What’s your favourite food to share?
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