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Strawberry And Malted Layer Cake Great For A Party

Strawberry And Malted Layer Cake Great For A Party. Hello friends, how are you today? Do you have a special occasion coming up? Or are you hosting afternoon tea? Fancy making a cake? What is not to like about this showstopping cake?

Strawberry And Malted Layer Cake

Strawberry And Malted Layer Cake Great For A Party:

Fresh strawberry and a hint of malted flavour make for a great combination for a summery treat. How yummy? Would you like to try it?

Strawberry And Malted Layer Cake

How To Make A Strawberry And Malted Layer Cake:

Prep time: 30 minutes plus cooling
Cooking time: 25-35 minutes

Serves: 14-16

Ingredients:

345g plain flour

3 tsp (3 sachets) Dr. Oetker Baking Powder

75g ground almonds

225g unsalted butter, plus extra to grease

260g (plus 3tbsp) golden caster sugar

4 medium eggs

1 tsp (5ml) Dr. Oetker Natural Madagascan Vanilla Extract

7 tbsp malted drink powder

225ml milk

450g strawberries

400ml double cream

Dr. Oetker Mini Wafer Flowers

A small bunch of thyme


Strawberry And Malted Layer Cake Method:

Step One:

Heat the oven to 170C, 150C fan, gas 3. Grease 3 x 18cm cake tins and double line the bases sides with baking parchment.

Mix the flour, baking powder and ground almonds in a bowl, leave aside.

Step Two:

Beat the butter and 260g of the sugar until creamy and pale.

Gradually beat in the eggs then mix in the vanilla extract.

Also add 3 tbsp of the malted drink powder.

Fold in the flour mixture, followed by the milk. Divide between the tins, smoothing the tops.

Bake in the oven (lower shelf) for 25-35 mins. Or until an inserted skewer comes out clean.

Once the cakes are cool enough to handle remove them from there tins. Transfer to a wire rack. Cool completely.

Step Three:

Meanwhile roughly chop 100g of the strawberries and put them into a small saucepan.

Along with the remaining sugar, roughly mash with a potato masher then set over a medium heat, bubble for a few mins until syrupy.

Pass through a sieve discarding the pulp. Leave the syrup to cool then roughly chop 175g of the strawberries and mix in the syrup, halve the remaining strawberries and keep the smaller ones whole.

Step Four:

Whisk the cream with the rest of the malt extract until holding its shape. Put one of the sponges on a serving plate.

Spread over a third of the cream and half the chopped strawberries and some of the syrup then top with another sponge. Add repeat the decoration.

Set the last sponge on top then spread with the remaining cream and halved and whole strawberries. Drizzle over a little more syrup. Add the thyme leaves and mini wafer flowers.

Strawberry And Malted Layer Cake
Strawberry And Malted Layer Cake

Strawberry And Malted Layer Cake. Recipe and image courtesy of Dr Oetker. What do you think of this cake recipe? Fancy trying it?

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4 responses to “Strawberry And Malted Layer Cake Great For A Party”

  1. Heather{Our Life In a Click} says:

    That is beautiful and looks amazing!

  2. Sandra Lee says:

    This is one gorgeous cake and your presentation is awesome. Pinned!

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