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Valentine's Day strawberries and cream cake

Valentine's Day strawberries and cream cake

Published: February 14, 2017 at 11:00 am
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • + cooling time
  • A little effort
  • Serves 8

A classic sponge with sweet strawberry jam and fresh vanilla cream – decorate it with a heart shape if you want to push the boat out for Valentine’s Day.

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Bake this strawberries and cream cake for a Valentine's Day treat, then check out more Valentine's Day recipes.

Ingredients

  • 175g unsalted butter, softened
  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 3 eggs, large
  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract

filling and topping

  • 4 tbsp strawberry jam
  • 284ml carton double or whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 vanilla pod, seeds scraped out or 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • (usually found in tubs with mixed cake decorations in most supermarkets) pink or red coloured granulated sugar

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Butter and base line two 18cm sandwich tins. Beat all the cake ingredients together in a large bowl until smooth. Divide between the tins and level out. Bake for 20–25 minutes until they are well risen and spring back when lightly pressed. Leave to cool in the tins for 5 minutes then turn out onto a rack and peel away the paper. Cool completely.

  • STEP 2

    Spread the jam onto the base of one sponge. Lightly whip the cream with the icing sugar and vanilla seeds and spread half of it over the top of the jam. Sandwich the other sponge on top. Spread the remaining cream over the top with a palette knife.

  • STEP 3

    Make a heart shape in the centre of the cake by making a cone with some greaseproof paper, pouring in the sugar, snipping off the tip and using like a pen.

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