Thursday, 19 January 2012

Scrumptious Strawberry Dessert Cake!


Hello again! It's cake time now (my favourite time, oh yes!). This beautiful little number was found in Mary Berry's Baking Bible. In a little deviation from topic can I just say, how wonderful is Mary Berry?I absolutely love her, such a lovely woman. I met her once :) I became a little starstruck and got her to sign my recipe book. I know, very rock and roll.
Anyway, childish moment over, this cake is well good. I changed the recipe slightly, I added some white chocolate chips (I'm addicted to white chocolate and fruit, especially raspberries, strawberries and blueberries!). It's a combination made in heaven.

This cake was made for New Year's Day, a celebratory day calls for a celebratory cake (any excuse for some cake). My fall from grace with this cake recipe was that I may have left it in the oven a bit too long, it got a tad burnt (oopsies!) and therefore I felt it was a little dry. So, my creative brain in check, what better way to mend this than with a creamy white chocolate and vanilla sauce. I made the sauce by:

  •  bringing double cream to the boil
  • taking off the heat and adding gorgeous chunks of white chocolate and vanilla pod seeds
  • leaving to cool until thickish.
See, I told you I love white chocolate and berries. This sauce seemed to rescue the cake somewhat and my reputation was restored :).As the recipe states this can be enjoyed either hot or cold, I personally preferred it hot with the cold sweet sauce. This cake enhanced an already fun and delicious day, I would recommend giving this beauty a try. Happy treating everybody!

Rachael xx