Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Berries & Cream Cake

Here's a lovely dessert that comes together in minutes!

All you need is:

- Store bought angel food cake

- Blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries, whatever you fancy

- Heavy cream
- Real vanilla extract (it's worth investing in the good stuff here because we're working with pure simple flavours)
- A few tbsp powder sugar

Begin by unmoulding your cake and placing it on a plate.

Handle your berries delicately and wash then lay them on a paper towel to dry, be careful not to squish them.

In a bowl pour your chilled heavy cream and add some vanilla, powder sugar (about 2 or 3 tbsps)

Whisk by hand or use a mixer/hand blender until it is creamy but still has a soft peak texture without seizing up too much.

Gently scoop the whipped cream all over the top of the cake.

Now layer all the berries on top and chill!

With the berries that didn't make the cut I threw them in a small pot with some sugar and as soon as they come to a boil I smashed them with a fork, ran them through the strainer and saved the juice. This makes a great sauce when plating.

Serve & Enjoy!

**Whenever there is whip cream on sight kitty comes by for a taste. He needed a good distraction while I shot the cake


Jo said...

This looks simple yet amazing!!!

Reese@SeasonwithSpice said...

This is just perfect for our Vanilla series, Bella. You do make a baked good looks irresistible!

Amatullah said...

Reese, thank you!! A 6 year old could have done it hehe, it was fun just piling it all up. Sometimes I'm too much of a perfectionist but this was fun to just let it all go and make a bit of a mess (Jamie Oliver style, he's got a great rustic style to cooking!) Enjoy !