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Thursday, 22 August 2013

Recipe: Strawberry & White Chocolate Cream Cake

As my dissertation is due tomorrow, I've been pretty busy the last week or so, so apologies for the lack of posts. Today's recipe comes courtesy of the lovely Marijke from Viva Coco, a gorgeous blog about everything fashion, beauty and lifestyle. I'd definitely recommend going and having a browse, and I hope you enjoy the amazing recipe she's sharing here!

Hello to you lovely readers of Just Jess, I’m Marijke from Viva Coco. Jess may have mentioned she’s working hard with her dissertation at the moment, so I’m here today to bring you a baking post.
Some of you may realise that Great British Bake Off commenced for their 4th series on TV recently, which inspired to dig out my lovely Bake Off book and create a delicious Strawberry and White Chocolate Cream Cake.
Strawberry & White Chocolate Cream Cake
For the cake ingredients, you will need:
150g white chocolate
200g diced unsalted butter
3 large eggs
150g caster sugar
Grated zest of ½ orange
200g self raising flour
For the filling and topping:
400g large ripe strawberries
Grated zest and juice of ½ orange
1 tbsp caster sugar
200ml double or whipping cream
50g white chocolate

Strawberry & White Chocolate Cream Cake
To begin, preheat your oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Grease two 20.5 sandwich tins, and line the bases with baking paper.
Break up your white chocolate and put it in a heatproof bowl over a pan of steaming hot water to let it melt gently.
Strawberry & White Chocolate Cream Cake
Once the chocolate has melted, remove from the heat and add the butter, stirring until it has melted. Put the eggs into a mixing bowl, and whisk until frothy. Add the sugar and orange zest, then whisk with an electric mixer on high speed until it is very thick and mousse-like. This should take about 4 minutes.
Strawberry & White Chocolate Cream Cake
Quickly give the chocolate and butter mixture a stir, then add it to the egg mixture and stir briefly, to combine it.
Strawberry & White Chocolate Cream Cake
Sift the flour into the bowl and carefully fold in using a large metal spoon.
Strawberry & White Chocolate Cream Cake
Divide the mixture between the prepared tins, and spread evenly. Bake in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes; when done, the sponges should be light and golden brown and springy to the touch. Run a knife around the edge of the inside of the tins, and turn out onto a wire rack to cool.
Strawberry & White Chocolate Cream Cake
When ready to assemble, wash the strawberries and roughly dry with kitchen towel. Put the good looking strawberries to one side (to be saved for decoration) and hull and thinly the slice the rest of the strawberries. Put the sliced strawberries in a bowl with the orange zest, juice and caster sugar.
Meanwhile, whip the cream until thick. Set one sponge down on the serving plate, and spread half of the cream of top. Spoon the strawberry and orange mixture onto the cream layer. Set the second sponge on top of this. Spread the rest of the cream over the top, then decorate with the good looking strawberries, and grate the white chocolate over the top.
Strawberry & White Chocolate Cream Cake
Strawberry & White Chocolate Cream Cake
Strawberry & White Chocolate Cream Cake

I hope you enjoyed this post today, if you are interested popping over to my blog (which would be lovely) I’m over at http://viva-coco.blogspot.co.uk.
Best wishes to Jess for her dissertation!

[NB: All credit for this recipe goes to The Great British Bake Off – How To Bake Cookbook.]
Oh my goodness, how amazing does this look!? I'm seriously wanting cake now! Thank you again to Marijke for sharing her recipe, we'd love to hear how you get on if you give this a try!
Do you like baking? Are you watching the Great British Bake Off?



  1. Oh my, this looks incredible!

  2. woow looks so yummy, Hope you don't mind me saying, it will be more delicious if you add more cream :))

  3. Wow this looks amazing!! Love cooking and baking, next time I have a baking day I might try this :)

    Katie xx | Katies World

  4. Here am I, once again looking at your strawberry cakes :)) feeling hungry :) your blog is dangerous for girl who likes sweets :))

  5. I have not baked in ages, I am think this post is my inspiration :).
    Your cake looks amazing.

    x x x


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