Today is not my birthday.
It’s my father’s birthday.
And we needed a light, summery cake that would be good for a lunch celebration.
This is what my mother improvised!
(nb I did nothing during the preparations as I was cooking chicken curry. Except take photos, of course!)
What you need is:
a spongecake. Whether you’ve made it yourself or not, it doesn’t really matter for this recipe;
strawberry jam (we used Giancarla’s homemade one, but same as above);
frozen berries (left for about 30 mins to thaw with a spoonful of sugar);
small wild strawberries;
icing sugar for sprinkling (we didn’t have it but I would have liked it)
First, slice the sponge cake in half horizontally.
Layer the bottom layer with strawberry jam.
Cut the strawberries in half and place them in one layer over the jam.
Spread a second layer of strawberry jam on the bottom of the top half of sponge cake.
Pour the liquid that the frozen berries thawed out on the top of the cake and spread it nicely.
Then pour the mixed berries on top and spread them nicely