Central dish of the celebration, excluding the hot one — a cake! And both its taste and appearance should be stunning. A festive strawberry cake is exactly that. It is suitable for anniversaries, New Year’s, weddings…
FOR THE CAKE
225 grams of flour
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
200 grams of butter
2 tablespoons of honey or syrup
200 grams of brown sugar
1 tablespoon of marmalade (any flavor)
1/4 teaspoon of vanilla essence
1 kilogram of dried fruits and/or berries
200 grams of preserved cherries (you can soak them in brandy)
100 grams of ground blanched almonds
2 egg whites
FOR THE CREAM
4 cups of powdered sugar
Juice of 1 lemon
500 grams of strawberries for decoration
How to make a festive strawberry cake?
Preheat the oven to 150 degrees Celsius.
Prepare the base of the cake in a baking form. You can use a round form with a radius of 20 cm or a square one with a radius of 18 cm. Line the form with parchment paper.
In a bowl, mix salt, flour, and cinnamon.
Using a blender or mixer, beat the butter until it becomes a homogeneous white mass.
Add sugar, marmalade, syrup, and vanilla to the butter. Beat.
Gradually add eggs to the mixture, continuing to beat. While adding eggs, also add the mixture of flour, salt, and cinnamon by the tablespoon.
Add all the flour, mix well.
Then add dried fruits, berries, cherries, and almonds to the batter. Mix until homogeneous.
Transfer the batter to the form and place it in the oven.
Bake the base of the festive strawberry cake for 3 hours.
Check the batter with a toothpick. If it comes out clean, bake for another 20 minutes. Bake until a toothpick comes out dry. Even if it takes another hour.
Leave the finished cake base in the form to cool. Then remove it.
Let’s move on to the cream. Beat the egg whites. They should be stretchy, not foamy. Add powdered sugar and lemon juice. Stir and put the cream in a pastry bag or spread it on the cake with a spoon.
Wash and dry the strawberries, then use them to decorate the cake.
The festive strawberry cake is ready!
Enjoy your meal!