Layered berry cake for Sunday, published in the Chef’s Handyman food blog
During the week, I normally do not eat sweets. Sunday is the only day for desserts. Our family likes this tradition. In winter pastries and cakes are warming the soul, in summer fruits and berries do give a refreshing taste. I can hardly wait until the fruit and berry season starts.
Layered berry cake, Chef’s Handyman’s Sunday special
To make cake, combine 200 g or 7 oz. of vegetable margarine, 1 dash of salt, 2 dl or 1 cup of lemon syrup, 100 g or 3.5 oz. grated hazelnuts, 1 tbsp. of baking powder, 250 g or 8 oz. of flour. When the mixture is too liquid, add more grated hazelnuts. Dust one cup of blueberries with flour. Then fold the berries in the dough.
Grease two small baking sheets (diameter 10 cm or 4 inches) with olive oil. Pour the mixture into the sheets.
Chef’s Handyman tip: The mixture can be used for muffins as well.
Bake the cakes in oven at 180°C or 350°F for 50-60 minutes. After 40 minutes baking time, cover the surface with aluminum foil. Check with a skewer. If no dough is sticking, then the cake will be finished. Allow the cakes to cool.
Meanwhile whip the soy cream. Place 5-8 tbsp. in a bowl. Add 2-4 tbsp. of grated coconut and 1 tbsp. of vanilla sugar. Combine all ingredients. Cool the cream in the fridge.
Cut away the top of the cake. Cut the rest in half. Apply on the first half coconut cream. Place the second half on top. Apply on the next part coconut cream. Decorate with the sliced strawberries. Decorate with soy cream and pomegranate seeds. Fill the soy cream in a piping bag and apply rounds on top.
Shopping list for 2 small cakes or a lager one:
Baking ingredients: 250 g or 8 oz. flour, 1 tbsp. vanilla sugar, 2 dl or 7 fl. oz. lemon syrup, 1 tbsp. baking powder, 3-4 tbsp. grated coconut, 100-150 g or 5 oz. grated hazelnuts
Soy milk: 2 dl or 7 fl. oz. beatable soy milk
Fruits, Berries: 250 g or 8 oz. strawberries, 1 pomegranate
Juice: 3-4 tbsp. orange juice
Butter: 250 g or 8 oz. vegetable margarine
Have a great weekend, yours Chef’s Handyman team.
Outlook of the next blog entry published in the Chef’s Handyman food blog: Gardeners Party Soup.