Eton mess cake

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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.

Ingredients

For the sponge:

Self- raising flour (170 grams)

Caster sugar (170 grams)

Butter (170 grams)

3 eggs

For the filling/ topping:

Double cream (150 ml)

Strawberries

Meringues

Raspberry Jam

Icing sugar

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 🙂

8 Comments Add yours

  1. the proof is in the eating! great job. My first effort with a Victoria sponge, the layers turned out way to thin. “Stodgy”, Prue Leith might say. Good job on your cake and your completing University.

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    1. chlo says:

      Thank you so much! And I know that feeling haha still happens to me sometimes. But exactly, it’s definitely all about the eating for sure, it’s the best bit.

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  2. MandieRose says:

    Wow, great post. Saw you liked my recent blog post. Thank you. This recipe looks delicious. Also Congrats on completing University. I can’t wait for that moment. Clicked Follow.

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    1. chlo says:

      Awh thank you ☺️ And I hope your University Journey goes well! I can definitely say my time at University flew by so I’m sure that moment will come around quickly for you haha

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  3. Creative and delicious! Fantastic!

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    1. chlo says:

      Thank you! 😊

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  4. katchambers says:

    This looks delicious, my hubby loves eton mess. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. chlo says:

      Thank you! ☺️

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