Ingredients for the cake
- 400 gram self raising flour + extra for dusting
- 400 gram sugar
- 400 gram butter + extra for coating
- 8 eggs
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla sugar
Ingredients for the topping
- 250 gram butter
- 150 gram powdered sugar
- optional: 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 50 gram white chocolate
- blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, red currants, blueberries
- half a mango
Kitchen equipment needed
- standmixer with whisk attachment or handmixer
- 2 equal sized springforms (we’ve used 24cm pans)
- silicone kitchen brush
- an oven
- cooling rack
- small cake spatula
- pan and bowl for creating bain marie
- Cake stand
Preparation — 10 minutes
Start by making two simple cakes.
MIX sugar, butter and vanilla sugar in your standmixer, or handmixer bowl, until a very smooth mixture appears. One at a time, add the eggs and keep on mixing. Start adding the flour little by little and keep on mixing until you’ve reached a smooth and light yellowish batter.
USE butter to coat the spring forms and dust them with flour. Pour the batter into round spring forms. PRE-HEAT the oven to 165 degrees celsius or 330 degrees fahrenheit.
Baking the summer fruit celebration cake — 70 minutes
DIVIDE the batter in two and POUR the batter in the prepared spring forms. BAKE the two cakes in about 1 hour. Don’t open the oven in the meanwhile, otherwise the cake will collapse. POKE with a wooden skewer to check, when it comes out clean, the cakes are ready. Let them cool off completely on a cooling rack.
MIX the butter, teaspoon vanilla extract and powdered sugar until you’ve reached a very smooth buttercream. That’s it! PLACE one of the cakes on a cake stand. SMEAR a layer, not too thick, evenly over the top and place the second cake on top. COAT the cakes with the rest of the butter cream, this will go best using a small cake spatula.
PEEL a mango and cut half of it into thin slices. DECORATE the cake with the summer fruit, as much as you like. CREATE a bain marie by adding a layer of water to a pan and placing a bowl on top with the pieces of white chocolate. MELT the white chocolate and drizzle on top to finish it off.
Enjoy this delicious cake!