French Strawberry Cake

I love a recipe you make all in one bowl which is quick and easy and then ends up delicious. While away in the US, I bought a home style magazine and saw this recipe. It’s perfect for the summer when we are lucky enough to get such sweet strawberries.

I used a 9″ springform tin as this cake has a very soft layer in the centre and using a smaller tin might result in the top baking and the centre not quite baking through so the result is not a very high cake but every cake doesn’t have to be high like a Victoria Sponge.

It’s worth making and needs very little other than an optional dusting of icing sugar to serve. Of course if you have an occasion, why not pile some fresh strawberries in the centre and serve with a dollop or two of fresh cream 🙂

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Raspberry Bakewell Sponge Cake

I am such a big fan of the traditional Bakewell Tart but sometimes I just don’t want to make the different components and it’s quite sweet so when I saw Jane’s Patisserie’s bakewell cake version, it was the perfect fit for me to have my bakewell fix without the effort.

I’ve made a few changes (as usual 😉 ) and it worked out really well. It’s full of the traditional Bakewell flavours we all love and using ground almonds really helps to keep it light.

Another bonus is that it needs so little to serve it up. The almonds and a dusting of icing sugar are the perfect finishing touches.

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