Saturday, 11 July 2015

Mango cream cake

It's summer so the best cake to bake is something feeling summer. Decided to bake this lovely sponge cake & using fresh mango to add into the summer feeling.


For the filling:
  • 75 ml mango purée
  • 50 g icing sugar
  • 220 ml  double cream
  • 2 fresh mangoes - chopped into 1" cubes
For the sponge:
  • 250 unsalted butter, softened
  • 250 g golden caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 250 g self-raising flour
  • 100 ml full fat milk
  • 1 pinch salt

Pre heat the oven to 180C/160C Fan and grease and line 2 x 8" round cake tins.

Cream together the butter, sugar and vanilla extract for about 10 minutes until pale and fluffy - this is key to the recipe so it is worth doing this bit well. 

Add the eggs, one by one, beating well between each one.

Carefully fold in the flour ensuring you don't lose any of the air in the mixture. It may need loosening so use as little milk until you get a dropping consistency.

Split the mixture into two equal sized portions into the prepared tins and place in the oven for 40-45 minutes until the sponge is golden brown and springs back to the touch, or until a skewer comes out clean. Remove from the oven and leave to cool.

To make the filling 
Lightly whip the double cream with the icing sugar until you get a soft peak, then stir in the mango purée.

Spread this evenly over the cooled sponge cakes (as you would do making a Victoria Sponge). Scatter over the fresh mango pieces and sandwich the cake together.

Dust the cake with icing sugar. For additional decoration place some of the remaining cream into a piping bag, and using a big star tip crown the cake with stars on the edge and place a piece of mango on each tip. Serve immediately.

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