Thursday, April 30, 2009

Strawberries and whipped cream cake

The other day we finished the birthday's marathon in my family, they all seem to have been born between March and April. My girk picked a strawberry cake. Here is the recipe:

Strawberries and whipped cream cake


Ingredients:
Genoise cake:
  • 3 eggs, separated eggwhites and eggyolks
  • 3 tablespoons very hot water
  • 100 gr. sugar
  • 100 gr. flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 25 gr. corn starch
Filling:
  • 400 ml. cream to whipp, very cold
  • 80 gr. powdered sugar
  • 600 gr. strawberries
Decoration:
  • powdered sugar
  • whole strawberries
Method:
  1. Let's star by making the genoise. Grease a round 26 cm diameter cake tin and line the bottom with parchment paper.
  2. Sieve flour, baking powder and corn starch. Set aside.
  3. Beat eggyolks with hot water until they have double their volume and their color turns pale yellow.
  4. Add sugar and keep beating.
  5. Carefully fold in the flour.
  6. Whisk eggwhites until stift and fold them in with the rest of the batter.
  7. Pour the batter in the cake tin and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180º C for 30 min.
  8. Let it cool down upside down on a kitchen rack.
  9. When it's cold, cut it horizontally in two discs.
  10. Whisk cream, when it begins to get thick, add powdered sugar. Whisk until very stift.
  11. Rise and cut lengthwise the strawberries.
  12. Put the upper cake disc on a serving plate. Put a round ring the size of the cake around it.
  13. Arrage the cut strawberries against the ring wall, the rest on the center of the cake.
  14. Spread whipped cream on the strawberries, pressing to fill the gaps.
  15. Cover with the bottom cake disc. Let cool in the fridge a couple of hours. Take ring away.
  16. Dust with powdered sugar and arrage some whole strawberries on top to decorate.

2 comments:

CAROLINE ASTWOOD said...

Uhm,i klike it, yummi food

Conguito said...

Thank you, Caroline! As I've seen in your blog, I have much to learn from you.