i thought this cake would be a nice way to use up all the berries i had in the fridge.
i made the sponge with buckwheat flour and then added some whipped heavy cream and a berry compote then added more berries on top.
recipe for sponge
220g buckwheat flour (approx 1 and 1/2 cups)
220g caster sugar (1 cup)
220g butter (approx 1 cup)
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp milk
preheat oven to 180c 350f
in a mixing bowl beat the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy then add the eggs one at a time making sure each one is properly combined before adding the next, then add the vanilla extract and sift in the flour and baking powder and fold in then add the milk to loosen the batter a little.
line and grease two tins and add the mixture equally between the two.
then bake on the same shelf of the oven for approx 25 to 30 minutes
for berry compote
approx 10 blackberries
approx 10 raspberries
5 strawberries chopped
1/4 cup of sugar
1 tbsp water
(this doesnt have to be extact i just chucked in what i had)
heat the berries over a medium heat until they have broken down and the liquid has reduced a little so its almost like jam, approx 10 minutes.
place the base of the cake on to your chosen cake stand or plate then add some whipped cream on top of it. ( i whipped up a 200ml carton and 2 tbsp of icing sugar)
then add the cooled compote and add the other layer of sponge on top, add the rest of the cream and decorate with berries, finally dust with powdered sugar. I added a rose for extra decoration.
alderberry hill serendipity and spice home maker on a dime mod vintage life i should be mopping the floor flour me with love
uncommon adventures of a diy mum vintage wanna bee the kurts corner the winthrop chronicles pinkopotamus a diamond in the stuff embracing change our thrifty ideas crafty confessions memories by the mile the scoop homework
sew much ado diy dreamer jaqs studio crafty scrappy happy raegun ramblings southern lovely restore interiors savvy southern style faded charm adorned from above green willow pond
the ny melrose family i gotta create 52 mantels embracing change the artsy girl connection beyond the picket fence
the vintage farm house lovenotes by lauren the treasurista live laugh rowe delightful order redfly creations manditory mooch
i cant stop crafting jolly jane polkadot pretties too much time on my hands its overflowing create and inspire