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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About Full Of Daisies

I am permanently in love. Things I like: purple, pasta, silk, autumn, the smell of mould, candles, cachi, having friends, water, new things, rice, eggs (all eggs!), fresh grass, olive trees, shiny things, glitter, hanging objects, windcatchers, wind, couscous, wasabi, carnivores, presents, snow, leaves, orchids, feathers, cappelletti, meat, fruit (all fruit), more del gelso (Morus alba L.), pigs, candles, christmas, polenta fritta!, separating egg whites from yokes in my hands, cartoons, dragons, the ocean, nudibranchi, cows, mercury (the metal), cosmos (the flowers), thunderstorms, Mika, turtles, acquariums, green and blue (mixed), siccamores, spring, snails, 24, porc with a sweet sauce (apple, cranberry, tomatoes jam), looking at a swimming pool upsidedown and underwater, english accent, open-minded people, driving, blue skies, checkered tablecloths, butterflies, books and cartoons in rhyme, painting eggs, the star-shadows that football players have, silver, laughing, Vivaldi, bells and chimes, white and purple, creating. Complete Happiness: Early morning. Sun, with a breeze; a pond with water lilies. A house, with a garden, full of plants. A vegetable patch, lemon, orange and mandarin trees. Cosmos everywhere. Birds in the trees; a tortoise eating the salad from the vegetable patch; a mammal (I couldn’t decide which one would make me happier) close by. No houses for as far as the eye can see. Me, a man that loves me and that I love. Friends coming over for a lunch that I have to prepare, and have all the ingredients for all ready in the kitchen.

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