Saturday, April 17, 2010

Sheryl inspired Cake!!!!

Strawberries are flooded in supermarkets!!! Lush, juicy red strawberries!!! I cannot stop myself from buying these beauties. And each time I buy them, I know I have to innovate and make something different. When it comes to baking a cake, no problem, but when it comes to decorating a cake, it always ends  in disaster.
          Last month, I saw the pictures of two beautifully decorated cakes made by my friend Sheryl. She also sent me the link to Betty Crockers videos!! which helped her make the cakes. I did view them and thought that I would first try a no frill cake. I just envisioned these strawberries lying on top of  a cream laden sponge cake in a neat fashion. I set out on my task and aptly named my cake..... Sheryl inspired Cake!!
Ingredients :-

For the cake :-

  • 4 eggs
  • 250 gms flour
  • 250 gms sugar
  • 200 gms butter
  • 1 tsp baking powder
For the cream :-

  • 2 cups whipped cream
  • 2 packs whipped cream stabilizer
  • 2 packs vanilla sugar                        

Method :- 
  1. Beat sugar and eggs together till fluffy. Add the butter and continue to beat.
  2. Sieve flour and baking powder together.
  3. Add the sieved flour to the egg mixture slowly and keep beating.
  4. Preheat oven to 170 degrees.
  5. Grease a baking tray, pour the batter into it and bake for approximately 45 minutes or till golden brown and springy to the touch
  6. When done, let it cool.
  7. Beat the whipped cream, stabilizer and vanilla sugar together till it doubles in quantity!!
  8. Spread this cream on top of the cooled cake and refrigerate for an hour.
  9. Wash and halve the strawberries
  10. Layer the cake with strawberries and serve. Enjoy!!!


  1. That looks absolutely amazing, and i am certianly going to make it for my family

  2. Oooh, looks so lovely May! I love strawberries!

  3. That looks divine! Good work Chef!

  4. Thanks cheeky curves, Michelle and Rebecca!!!