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Monday, 18 August 2008

Layer Cakes with Strawberry Buttercream

Layer Cakes with Strawberry Buttercream

I just adore the strawberry season in summer with ripe fresh juicy berries because it’s such a short season here in the U.K. As a child I can remember it was such a treat when strawberries came into season, I would be found with strawberry sticky fingers as the juices ran down my hand and a twinkle in my eyes as I’d eat them like sweets. Mum would be heard saying, “now don’t you go eating too many or you will have the tummy ache and watch you don’t mark that clean dress you’ve got on!” *giggle*, I now look back on such fond times with a smile.


Oops I think my spoon somehow managed to slip into this cake!*!*

My love of strawberries still remain to this day and when I spotted a lovely recipe on the B.B.C Goodfood web site for layer cakes with strawberry buttercream, I just knew this would be a great bake. The sponge is a genoise sponge where the eggs, sugar and vanilla extract and whipped up to triple in volume before adding a little melted butter and a little flour. The sponge is baked off in a Swiss Roll tin and cut into 6/7cm x 12 circles then cut in half. The buttercream is turned a wonderful shade of pink by adding just 4 (yes 4) chopped strawberries. The little sponge circles are sandwiched together into 4 layers with strawberry buttercream and smothered over the top and sides with the remaining strawberry buttercream. Makes 6 little layer cakes.


If you would like to make these little layer cakes you can find the recipe link here

46 comments:

Beth said...

These look fantastic Rosie. I saw these on GF website too and saved the recipe - will certainly have to try quickly while strawberries are still just in season

J.Danger said...

This looks so delicate and cute! I would almost hate to eat it...almost!

Cakespy said...

Ohhh my! Look at these beauties. They're not only delicious sounding but so very cute!!! The frosting color is perfect!

Kelly-Jane said...

Wonderful little cake, and so pink and pretty - fruit too so healthy?! Well done sweetie.

Anna said...

Oooh, Rosie, your little cakes really do look delicious!!
xx

Passionate About Baking said...

Fabulous...how envious I am of those strawberries & the cake Rosie! If only........the spoon had fallen my side!

Donna said...

Rosie! This looks Delicious!!! Going to find some coffee now!!Hahaha.....happy cooking!hughugs

Ivy said...

Yummy this looks delicious. Pity strawberries are long gone now. Have to wait until March.

Rosie said...

Thank you ladies as always for all your very kind words!!

Hubby has just given his seal of approval after eating one of these little cakes for his dessert!!

Best wishes Rosie x

Deborah said...

I'm lucky, because my in-laws strawberry plants produce all summer long. I'll be sad when they are gone!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow cake loks mouth watering. I love strawberries a lot and this cake makes me drool over.

Emiline said...

Mmmm, cake. My favorite.
Especially with strawberry! I was thinking a strawberry frosting sounded good.

Rhyleysgranny said...

Those looks so good. Lovely and summery
xxx

The Caked Crusader said...

I made these a few weeks back - they're gorgeous aren't they? The buttercream is heavenly
I changed the sponge recipe slightly but I can see that I needn't have as yours look fab!

Here are mine (I think yours look more glam!)
http://thecakedcrusader.blogspot.com/2008/07/strawberry-buttercream-layer-cakes.html

Grace said...

this is my kind of cake--the icing to cake ratio is amazing! :) plus, who doesn't love a good buttercream, especially when it's flavored with the magnificent strawberry? bravo! :)

Maria said...

Wow Rosie, these look absolutely delish and I love the pink colour of the buttercream ;o)

Maria
x

Rosie said...

Hi Deborah, gosh you are sooo lucky strawberries home grown!! I find it also sad when the seasons have finished too

Hi K.F. awe thanks and yes the strawberry buttercream makes a nice treat :)

Hi Emiline, thanks :) The frosting is wonderful a worthwhile one to use on a large cake too!

Hi Granny, awe thanks sweetie :)

Hi C.C. they really are lovely as you said and oooooh yours look fantastic C.C. :D

Hi Grace, *giggle* the ratio of icing to cake is very large but oh boy it’s naughty but nice ;)

Many thanks for all your lovely comments :D

Best wishes Rosie x

Rosie said...

Hi Maria, awe thanks - I knew you'd like the pink coloured icing :)

Best wishes Rosie x

tartasacher said...

Hello Rosie

Fantastic recipe whit stramberry butter. Delicious. Tahn you for your visit and comments in my blog
Best and whises

Rosie said...

Hi tartasacher, thank you sweetie and as always lovely to *see* you here!!

Best wishes Rosie x

Poonam said...

I love your collection of cakes and pastries here!

Uma said...

yum! what a delicious cake with strawberry cream! My daughter just said mommy, make that cake for me! thanks for the fabulous cake rosie!

Kevin said...

That strawberry buttercream looks great! What a nice colour.

Psychgrad said...

I share your love of strawberries and think that my spoon has a similar mind of its own.

We've got an award for you!

Dhanggit said...

i have been a good girl..can i have a slice please :-) i have never tired the strawberry buttercream before.i love it!

Dee said...

Rosie, your cakes are gorgeous! Almost too pretty to eat ;) Thanks for the great recipe.

farida said...

Strawberry buttercream sounds like a great idea for layer cakes! I have never tried it but should, inspired by you:)

Cakelaw said...

Absolutely luscious Rosie - my spoon would accidently slip in too.

Lisa said...

Beautiful summer dessert!

Kitchen Flavours said...

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Sophie said...

It's tough to compete with strawberries, especially when desserts are involved...they have a way of making things look so much prettier...and pink! :)

JillyB said...

Can't wait to try this recipe. Our strawberries are just coming into season!

Swati said...

Aah..this looks really lovely and delicious... the filling is too good...

Margaret said...

Now that would hit the spot Rosie! Looks delicious.

Oh my! Apple pie! said...

Rosie they look like summer on a plate.
I adore strawberry season too.

glamah16 said...

You have captured summer in that delactable little cake.

Rosie said...

Thank you everyone for all your lovely comments I really do appreciate all your feedback!!

I would also like to add a very warm welcome to all the new faces here and I’m thrilled you have called by because I have more yummy blogs to visit now – thank you :D

Hi Psychgrad, thank you SO much I am truly honoured :D

Hi Kitchen Flavours, many thanks I am thrilled and honoured :D

With beat wishes to you all - Rosie x

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

Hi rosie
I simply love your strawberry buttercream. The multiple layering of the cake will give that fudgy, soft and lingering taste. Thanks for sharing, eh !

Jerri said...

looking good as usual, Rosie! Keep up the good work!

kium said...

Hi,
I just went to the website to get the recipe but was a bit hesitant to try out as the rating was only one star and the comment was "total disaster" , why was there such a great difference, should I try or not, I don't wish to waste ingredients if its not good.
Kium

Rosie said...

Hi Anamika, thank you and yes the buttercream was deliciously soft and adorable to eat :D

Hi Jerri, thank you sweetie you are so kind :D

Hi Kium, lovely to *see* you here :D Yes I read the same thing on the web site. The sponge is a whisked sponge where the eggs, sugar and vanilla extract and whipped up to triple in volume and gently the melted butter and flour is combined. The recipe did work for me and I’m not sure regarding the comment on the web site is she/he an experienced baker? Another thought I had if you’re still not sure, would be to make a simple sponge like Victoria sponge and cut into circles and add the buttercream as per-recipe.... i hope this helps

Best wishes Rosie x

kium said...

Hi Rosie,
Thanks for your reply. I've tried your "Pink & White Celebration Cake" and its quite addictive! I'm glad I found your website, I've lots to learn from you.

Best wishes,
Kium

Rosie said...

Hi kium, *blush* thank you so much for your very kind words :) I am glad you tired the "Pink & White Celebration Cake" my family also liked this one too :)

Best wishes Rosie x

Antonia said...

Such pretty little cakes, Rosie. They look so lovely and summery.

Rosie said...

Thank you Antonia - hope you had a lovely holiday :)

best wishes Rosie x

Ruth E said...

These look so cute!!!! They sound delicious.