With summer well upon us now and fresh strawberries in all the shops we decided to write a wonderful summer cake recipe using them. This cake is fantastic with either fresh cream or custard. This cake isnt all about the looks and presentation its about the flavours inside. With fresh lemon zest included in the recipe this makes for a wonderful fresh summery flavour along with the sweetness of the ripe strawberries.
We used our new Stellar James Martin loose bottomed square cake tin as its the perfect size for this recipe. The non stick coating works extra well when combined with some of our trusty cake release spray. This is a push up loose bottomed tin opposed to the ones with a clip on the side. It worked well for us with no leakages.
190g Silver Spoon® Caster Sugar
1tsp Nielsen Massey Vanilla Extract
1tbsp Lemon Zest
210g NEILL’S® Plain Flour
0.5tsp Bicarbonate Soda
0.5tsp Baking Powder
Billingtons® Demerara Sugar for Sprinkling
Food Mixer (Recommended Bosch MUM46A1)
Pyrex Mixing Bowls
Heston Blumenthal Dual Platform Precision Scale