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Baked Strawberry , Strawberry Jam and Fresh Vanilla Cream Cake

I have just posted the most amazing pizza recipe Smokey Pulled Pork Pizza with Garlic and Parsley Butter Drizzle.  This was my contribution to Lurpaks #GameOnCooks campaign and I thought seeing as I was making such a great savoury recipe I had to balance it out with a gorgeous sweet recipe.  I love strawberries and I also love cream but wanted to play about with using strawberries in the cake and bake them.  The result was a truly beautiful combination of flavours that will make any foodies mouth water.

I am super excited as this was the first time I got to use my shiny new Russell Hobbs mixer.

How good does my new baby look!

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Of course this was perfect timing as you can’t get a new mixer and then not bake a cake it wouldn’t be right so here is my recipe for my:

Baked Strawberry , Strawberry Jam and Fresh Vanilla Cream Cake

Ingredients

120g lurpak

120ml milk

3 medium eggs

250g caster sugar

2tsp Vanilla essence

210g plain flour

3tsp baking powder

200g fresh strawberries cleaned, leaves removed and chopped

Extra butter for greasing the cake tin

For the cream filling

50ml Double cream

1tsp Vanilla essence

and not forgetting 2.5-3 heaped tbsp strawberry jam

Icing sugar to dust

Method

Place the sugar, eggs and vanilla essence (2tsp) in a bowl and mix.

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While that is mixing line a 9 inch loose bottom baking tin and also cover with a thin film of butter.  Place the butter and milk in a pan and gently heat until the butter melts then remove from the heat.dsc03230

Once the egg mix has been suitably mixed, it takes about 4-5 mins and you will see the mixture colour lightens as air is whisked into it add in the milk mix and stir well.

Combine the flour and baking powder then sift into the bowl.

Add in the strawberries and gently fold in as we want to keep as much air in the cake mix as possible.

dsc03561Pour the mix into the cake tin and place in the oven.

Cook for 10 minutes at 200 degrees.  Then lower the oven to 180 degrees cover the cake with foil and cook for a further 30 to 35 minutes depending on your oven.  Check with a metal skewer to see if the cake is cooked through before removing from the oven.

Just so you are aware the strawberries will sink to the bottom.  It’s up to you which way around you want the cake for serving but now is the time to decide.  It can look pretty with patches of red showing through at the top of the cake but I prefer the look of the top of the cake without the strawberries as they are an unexpected surprise for those eating the cake.

Allow the cake to cool then cut it in half horizontally.  (Don’t forget to remove the grease proof paper.)  Place one side of the cake cut side facing up onto a serving plate.

Place the jam in a pan and heat gently until it breaks up and becomes runny.  Remove from the heat and spoon onto one side of the cake.

Once the jam has cooled whisk the cream with the 1tsp of vanilla essence then add to the cake.  (Make sure you don’t over whisk – cream looses it’s gloss and it’s texture thickens and isn’t fluffy).

I like to add a dusting of icing sugar as it makes the cake look pretty.

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Enjoy!

This Post Has 96 Comments

  1. I love the finished result. Could just enjoy it with a cuppa right now! xxx

  2. This looks delicious! I have friends over this weekend and need a cake to make – thanks for sharing the recipe! x

  3. You can’t go wrong with a classic cake like this. Strawberries and cream just go so well together.

    1. They sure do.

  4. Oh that looks SOOOOO Scrumptious YET seems really easy! I have written the recipe down so will hopefully be trying it soon! Thank you for sharing it x

    1. Enjoy Tanya.

  5. You’ve made me so hungry. I love pulled pork so the pizza sounds amazing and my favourite cake is anything that contains strawberries 🙂 Great recipe. Jo x

  6. Looks delicious!

  7. Wow what a gorgeous baked cake, this looks gorgeous. I use to love a Strawberry Jam cake x

  8. I love cake with fresh fruit in it, this recipe is so yummy and super easy so I’ll definitely be making this!!

  9. oh wow this looks amazing! Sadly it wouldnt agree with my gluten and dairy free tum *sad face*

  10. oh my god this cake looks like absolutely heaven, I have a terrible weakness for victoria sponge style cakes and if I could bake this would be happening right now, instead I am sending my dad out for cake lol great post xx

  11. Love the look of that cake…and the mixer! Like that it has a lid for the mixing bowl, that’s what I’m after right now as my old mixer just sprays stuff everywhere…will check it out a bit more!

  12. This looks amazing!! There goes my diet again!!!

  13. Oh my goodness how absolutely amazing does that look – I am such a fan of cake and strawberries – I TOTALLY need to try this! x

  14. I’m loving the new mixer – great recipe too thank-you

  15. I want that mixer! Seriously been ogling stand mixers for so long now. This recipe sounds great and the finished product looks delicious!

  16. i want cake now. this looks amazing but it’s a shame i don’t have an oven :(((

  17. Wow, this looks delicious. Definitely bookmarking for future use.

  18. This sounds like such a treat! I think it would be a really impressive cake to make for guests.

  19. You can’t beat a good cake like this, so traditional and it’s come out so nice x

  20. Guess this is when we’re glad the fruit sinks – looks so much better!

  21. This looks like a very nice cake! I enjoy baking so I might make this one day 🙂

  22. Okay, YUM! That looks utterly scrumptious, what a sweet treat.

    1. It sure is yummy!

  23. Yum! I’ve never put milk in vanilla or unflavoured cakes, I should give it a try.

    1. Wow really. Give it a try I do most of the time.

  24. I’ve never made a cake before but this looks rather easy and super yummy xx

    1. It is very easy to make.

  25. I’m very jealous of the mixer and the cake is making my mouth water

  26. The cake looks super delicious with all my favorite flavours.

    1. They do work well together.

  27. This cream cake looks divine. I bet it tasted amazing.

  28. Looks delicious definitely going to give it a try 🙂

  29. cakes looks yummy, wish I could reach in and take a bite!
    It is fun to have a new toy like that, enjoy it!

  30. You can’t beat a classic can you? Yummy! I love cake haha!

    1. This is a lovely cake 😉

  31. OOh I do love a good cake and a Victoria Sponge is always the one I opt for, so I like the look of this!

    1. Enjoy Stephen, it’s yummy!

  32. This is my kind of cake, sounds delicious I need to try x

    1. It’s really nice I’ve made it a few times since then 😉

  33. Looks Lovely might try this by hand, minus the mixer would love one of those

    1. Have fun baking, this is a really simple and delicious recipe.

  34. This looks sooo yummy. I bet mine wouldn’t turn out like that but I might have to have a go anyway!!!

    1. It just takes one of two tries, you’ll manage it’s very easy 😉

  35. yummy looks so good!

  36. Looks great, would be lovely with any jam me thinks

    1. It works well wit black cherry jam I tried that the other day.

  37. Yum xx

  38. Looks gorgeous. I will be trying this at home. Yum.

    1. Enjoy Sharon 😉

  39. I love strawberries and cream, and this cake looks absolutely delicious!

    1. It is really nice 😉

  40. Looks lovely, I’ve never baked strawberries in a cake before.

    1. It seems to sweeten them and it tastes lovely with the vanilla sponge and cream.

  41. I’m not a fan of strawberries but you have converted me with this x

    1. It tastes amazing, a must try!!!

  42. My idea of cake perfection, will be giving this a try

    1. Enjoy Mandy 😉

  43. Strawberry Jam and vanilla are two of my fave flavours so this is a total winner.

    1. It is a yummy cake, I’ve made it a few times now.

  44. I love making victoria sandwich cakes but never tried it with mixing strawberries in the cake mixture. It looks delicious!

    1. It’s a nice twist and baked strawberries are a little different but taste great like this.

  45. Looks delicious

  46. this has made me want cake now! Looks yummy

    1. Glad you liked it, it was very yummy 😉

  47. Such an easy recipe to follow. Results look amazing

    1. It is really easy and very yummy x

  48. I want, I want this classic cake looks divine.

  49. Mmmm it really looks delicious. I must make some xx

  50. This looks lovely 🙂

  51. I love this recipe. I like the layers of strawberries in there and would serve as you have shown here.

    1. It does taste really good ;-

  52. Well I know what I will be trying out this Sunday. Looks so gorgeous I can almost taste it from here

  53. Looks so delicious, I really do need to start baking more x

  54. looks amazing; I love a light sponge with jam (any type) and a bit of cream. Recently I have used mascarpone cheese icing instead of butter icing; worked out great for cupcakes.

    1. It does work very well for cupcakes 😉

  55. such a fabulous recipe, this cake always goes down a treat in my house

  56. This looks lovely and it is tempting me to make it, although not very good at baking.

  57. Sounds delicious:)

  58. tasty but i am rubbish at baking so dont think i could make it

  59. This sounds tasty. I’m rather limited in what I can bake as I have to rely on the old elbow grease since my ancient hand mixer finally died. I’m envious of anyone who has one of those stand mixers. I keep hinting how nice they are, but so far no one has taken the hint. Maybe this Christmas!

  60. That looks amazing! will definitely be giving it a go 😀

  61. That’s a great recipe, looks wonderful. Must have tasted lovely.

  62. Sounds lovely might have to just try this baking not my strong point but looks amazing

  63. Looks really yummy at have to make one soon

    1. Enjoy Kay 😉

  64. I love cake, I have wrote the recipe down, I am going to try and make the cake in the week, if I get time

  65. now this looks tasty had to copy the recipe

  66. ohh this looks yummy

  67. great recipe, that cake looks so yummy. FAB blog post

    1. Thanks Sharon. Glad you liked it.

  68. I absolutely love cake and this not only looks super scrumptious but also looks relatively easy for a novice baker like me to make!

  69. I may have to try this, sounds yummy 🙂

  70. That looks absolutely delicious. I’m a terrible Baker and my cakes come out like pancakes 🙁

  71. Oh wow this looks amazing Melanie, I love strawberry cake since I craved it on Megan so this would go down a treat too xxxx

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