Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Strawberries and Cream Cake

We can't have a bake-off without cake!

Strawberries & Cream Cake
You'll need:
2 cups self raising wholemeal flour
2/3 cup raw sugar
1 cup soy milk (or other plant milk of choice)
1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1 punnet of strawberries
1 teaspoon strawberry essence
1 Tablespoon water

1 x 400g can coconut cream
strawberries to decorate

Remove the leaves from the strawberries and place them in a blender with the strawberry essence and water. Blend til smooth.

In a large mixing bowl combine the flour & sugar. Make a well in the center and pour the strawberry sauce mixture in. In a measuring jug combine the soy milk and the apple cider vinegar. Whisk until foaming. Pour into the cake mixture. 
Mix well until all ingredients are combined.
Pour batter into a lined baking tin. (I used a 20c circle.)
Bake in a preheated 180C oven for 40 minutes or until a skewer poked into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool on a rack before decorating.
To decorate:
Place in a can of coconut cream in a fridge *overnight*.
Open the can carefully, remove the top layer of thickened cream.
Place in a bowl with a teaspoon of vanilla and a teaspoon of sugar.
Blend on high for roughly 5 minutes til very thick.
Store in fridge til needed.
Just before serving, spread the coconut cream over the top of the cake and slice a strawberries to put on top.
An alternate way of serving this cake is to cut the cake in half and put the cream & a layer of sliced strawberries in the middle.

Now surely that helps you make it through hump day???
What are you eating this Wednesday?


  1. Oh my yummy goodness!!! I loveeeee strawberries and I know know I'd love this cake :) Thanks for the inspiration! xxx

    1. Welcome! Yeah it is sooooooooooo super yummy! xxx

  2. Now, this is a cream containing cake I can get behind :-) Beautiful Sandy!

    1. Woo hoo! Sounds like you're not really an icing fan then - me either, other than occasionally!

  3. Very impressive cake:)))) must taste great with those strawberries.

    1. It really is so delicious! But I'm bias ;-)

  4. Wow, that is a very beautiful cake indeed!

    1. Thank you! I felt saddened that the photos didn't quite do the cake justice! lol

  5. Mmm, strawberries! :) What a lovely cake!

  6. what a beautiful cake - and strawberries so cheap right now

    1. Yeah its crazy how cheap strawberries are atm :-) I'm loving it though!