Strawberry cake

Stawberries, mascarpone, cream and honey make up this mouth watering cake.

Strawberry cake. Photograph: Alan Betson

Strawberry cake. Photograph: Alan Betson

Thu, Sep 5, 2013, 10:43

   
  • Cooking Time: 45 mins
  • Course: Dessert
  • Cuisine: Irish

Ingredients

  • 220g flour, sieved
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 180g caster sugar
  • 180g melted butter
  • 140ml warm milk
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large punnet strawberries (about 450g)
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • 250g mascarpone
  • 250ml cream
  • Few tablespoons of honey
  • Another tsp vanilla extract

Method

Grease a roughly 22-centimetre spring-form cake tin. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees/gas four. Mix the flour with one teaspoon of baking powder and the sugar. Add the melted butter and milk, and whisk using an electric beater. Whisk in the egg yolks and vanilla extract.

In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks, and add the remaining two teaspoons of baking powder. Fold this into the flour mixture, pour into the greased tin and bake for 45 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean. Allow to cool fully.

Remove the hulls from the strawberries and sprinkle them with icing sugar. Whisk the mascarpone with the cream, honey and vanilla extract. Spread the mascarpone on top of and in the middle of the cake (which you could slice in half). Top or sandwich with the strawberries, which you could slice in half or leave whole. This cake doesn’t hold well, so make, decorate and eat on the same day

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