Improvised Strawberry Birthday Cake

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);

large strawberries;

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)

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the frozen berries, thawing

First, slice the sponge cake in half horizontally.

Layer the bottom layer with strawberry jam.

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Cut the strawberries in half and place them in one layer over the jam.

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Spread a second layer of strawberry jam on the bottom of the top half of sponge cake.

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Pour the liquid that the frozen berries thawed out on the top of the cake and spread it nicely.

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Then pour the mixed berries on top and spread them nicely

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now the wild strawberries (which are sooooo good!)
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The easiest strawberry cake yet. Especially if you buy the spongecake. But the beauty of this cake is just that: how beautiful and simple it easy to make and how amazing and delicate it tastes!
Done! How good does this look? And how easy was that???

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The easiest strawberry cake yet. Especially if you buy the spongecake. But the beauty of this cake is just that: how beautiful and simple it easy to make and how amazing and delicate it tastes!

 

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