Naked cake with berries and cream Recipe

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serves:

8

Skill:

easy

Cost:

cheap

Prep:

30 min

Cooking:

25 min

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories Array kCal 0%
Fat Arrayg 0%
  -  Saturates Arrayg 0%

Naked cake is very trendy and this easy recipe takes a simple Victoria sponge cake and pimps it with stacks of fresh berries and cream.

Ingredients

  • 1x
  • , (sponges only)
  • 250g fresh strawberries, with around 60g diced
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 tablespoons demerara sugar
  • 200ml double cream, cold
  • 50g fresh raspberries
  • 50g fresh blueberries
  • small handful mini meringues
  • icing sugar, to dust

Method

  • Make your basic Victoria sponge cake. Leave to cool.

  • Combine the diced strawberries, lemon juice and sugar in a small bowl and set aside.

  • Cut the cake horizontally in half using a serrated knife and place on your serving plate.

  • In a large clean bowl, lightly whip the cream to soft peaks. Using a palette knife, spread the cream over the base cake. Scatter with the macerated strawberries then add the top cake layer (pretty side up) and sandwich the two cakes together.

  • To decorate, arrange the remaining whole strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and mini meringues on top of the cake. Dust with icing sugar.

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