Saturday, July 25

Eton Mess Cake



Whilst the British weather might be far from summery; today I'm going to pretend that I'm soaking up some rays in the garden, watching Wimbledon, and snacking on Pimms with a slice of cake.


My gran's come to stay for a few days & so my Mum thought it would be nice if we had a cake awaiting her welcome. Whilst the weather was still sunny, I put together an Eton Mess cake for her to enjoy with a cup of tea on the patio. How very English!


To make your own Eton Mess Cake, you will need:

For the cake:
- 225g butter, softened
- 225g self raising flour
- 225g golden caster sugar
- 2tsp vanilla extract
- 4 large eggs
- 2 tsp baking powder

For the fillings:
- 300g strawberries, hulled and halved
- 300ml whipping/double cream
- 150g icing sugar

To decorate:
- Some extra raspberries/strawberries to decorate.


Preheat your oven to 180C/160 fan and line two 20cm sandwich tins with baking parchment.


In a large mixing bowl, measure all of the vanilla sponge ingredients into a bowl and beat together until light and fluffy.
Equally divide between the two cake tins and slide into the oven for around 25 minutes. The cake's ready when it starts coming away from the sides, is golden brown, and springs back at your touch.


In a processor, pop in the prepared strawberries with the icing sugar and whizz together until you have a thick strawberry sauce.


In a plastic bag bash half of the meringues with a rolling pin until broken into smaller pieces. Next, beat together the cream until it holds itself and gently fold in the broken meringues.


Cover one of the cakes with half of the meringue cream and then drizzle over some of the strawberry sauce.


Follow the same process with the top layer of cake and decorate with some more broken meringue, raspberries and a dusting of icing sugar.


And there you have it; a light, simple, summery cake that's English through and thorough!

I hope everyone has a good weekend!
Is anyone baking anything? Or doing anything fun?
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3 comments

  1. Looks delicious! xx

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  2. I love Eton Mess, so combining it with a cake looks both amazing & delicious!
    This has definitely made it onto my list of things to bake!

    x

    Small&Blonde ♥

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  3. Oh my god, for something with "mess" in the name, this sure looks beautiful and perfect! I actually tried Eton Mess for the FIRST TIME last weekend at a wedding. (I'm Canadian but I live in England now.) I looooved it. I want to try making one, but I am afraid that I will just eat the whole thing on my own.

    Aisling | aisybee.

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