My favourite cake has to be a lemon cake. I love the moist texture and the sharp citrus taste.
I find that a perfect fruit to combine with lemon are berries. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, for me, they all go so well together.
This was where I got my inspiration for this special cake.
This is what I got...
Lemon and Berry Cake
250g baking spread
250g caster sugar
280g self raising flour
1tsp baking powder
1/2tsp vanilla paste
400g strawberries, quartered
300mls double cream
2tbsp icing sugar
Pre heat the oven to 180C
1 - Mix together the baking spread and caster sugar until light and creamy
2 - Add the eggs one at a time with a little flour to prevent curdling
3 - Mix in the vanilla paste, the zest of the lemons and the juice
4 - Sift in the flour and mix until evenly combined
5 - Place the mixture in a deep, lined cake tin, place in the pre heated oven and bake for about an hour or until a knife comes out clean when placed through the centre
6 - Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before removing and let it cool completely
7 - Once the cake has cooled slice in half
8 - Whisk the cream with the icing sugar until it is thick enough to spread over the cake
9 - Cover the bottom half of the cake with cream
10 - Place a layer of raspberries on the bottom half of the cake
11 - Spread a layer of cream onto the top half of the cake
12 - Sandwich the two half together
13 - Cover the whole cake with cream, leaving the raspberries in the centre visible
14 - Arrange the quarters of the strawberries around the edge of the top of the cake, followed by a ring of raspberries
15 - Cut up any remaining strawberries into small pieces and place them in the centre of the cake
I finished the cake off with three rice paper daisies but you can decorate as you wish.
This is a deliciously moist cake. The sharp flavours and the cool sweet cream go so well together.
This certainly was a dessert fitting for a special mum!
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