Happy Monday! Hope everyone is enjoying the start to their week so far ⭐️
I have officially finished University (Yay!) and to celebrate I thought what better way than to eat some cake… okay LOTS of cake. So I decided to make an Eton mess cake inspired by Rachel Phipps recipe, making a couple of my own changes.
For the sponge:
Self- raising flour (170 grams)
Caster sugar (170 grams)
Butter (170 grams)
For the filling/ topping:
Double cream (150 ml)
So first I greased my cake tin ( I only have one cake tin so I had to bake my sponges one at a time… one day I will invest in a second cake tin!) and lined it with some baking paper. I also preheated my fan oven to around 160 degrees. Then I beat together the caster sugar and butter until it became a smoother consistency and added the eggs and beat until combined.
Then I folded in the flour and poured half the mixture into my cake tin and saved the other half for the second round of baking haha. I baked the sponges for around 25 minutes. The top should be slightly golden brown and springy to touch. I like to check my sponges with a cocktail stick and if it comes out clean I know they’re fully cooked 🙂
Once the sponges cooled I spread a generous layer of raspberry jam on one of the sponges. For the filling I whipped double cream (by hand may I add… think that exercise was needed with the amount of cake I ate) until it combined and held its shape. I added the strawberries and the meringue to the cream and spread this filling on top of the jam. I placed the other sponge on top and decorated with some icing sugar. (Definitely wasn’t trying to cover up the patchy parts of the cake here…).
You could choose to decorate the top with some extra cream and strawberries. I definitely would have if I had some left over ingredients… and hadn’t been eating as I was baking… oops.
Or you could even add some other fruits if you wanted, I think I’m going to add some raspberries next time.
And here is the end result. I will admit it is a lil rustic looking but it’s the taste that matters isn’t it? And I can confirm it tasted amazing, if I do say so myself! This is the first time I have tried Eton mess in a cake and although it doesn’t do much for the diet it really does taste great, would definitely make again!
Let me know what baking/ cooking you have been up to 🙂