We had some homegrown raspberries (thank you Nanny!) and locally sourced strawberries to utilise, so I made this super simple sponge loaf and topped it with cream and the berries. The outcome was absolutely delicious and it would be wrong of me not to share! The Postal Pantry stocks the sugar, flour, baking powder and Oatly Cream alternative you need to make this recipe. This particular cake I made using gluten free flour but you can use any self-raising of your choice. This is the perfect summer tea party addition and I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
Summer Berries & Cream CakeDifficulty: Easy
You will need a loaf tin lined with compostable baking parchment for this recipe. The batter makes enough to fill one large loaf tin or two smaller ones.
225g unsalted butter, softened
225g fine white caster sugar
4 free range eggs
225g self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
Pinch of fine Sea salt
- FOR THE TOPPING
200ml double cream (or Oatly cream alternative)
4 large strawberries, sliced
1/2 punnet raspberries
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C / GM 4.
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- whisk in the eggs, then mix in the flour, baking powder and salt until you have a smooth batter.
- Divide the batter evenly into your two tins and bake for 25 minutes or until risen and golden. A skewer poked into the centre of the cake should come out clean once it is fully cooked.
- Whilst the cakes cool on a wire rack, whisk the cream until peaks form.
- Once the cake is completely cool, spread over the whipped cream and decorate with the raspberries and sliced strawberries. Share and enjoy!
- I made two loaf caked from this recipe, each one served about 8 portions.