Strawberries and Cream Sponge Layer Cake

Step-by-step Recipe

Ingredients: Strawberries and Cream Sponge Layer Cake


  • 4 eggs
  • 375g fresh strawberries
  • 1tbsp orange-flavoured liqueur (such as Cointreau)
  • 100g sugar
  • red food colouring
  • 150g wheaten cornflour (or cornstarch)
  • 1tsp cream of tartar
  • ½tsp backing soda
  • 500ml cream (35%)
  • 2tbsp icing sugar
  • 240g strawberry jam


Preheat oven to 180C. Hull and finely chop 2/3 of strawberries. Combine in a bowl with liqueur and
refrigerate for 1hr. Grease two deep 22cm springform cake tins, line bases and sides of tins with
baking paper.

Beat eggs, sugar and a few drops of colouring in a bowl with electric mixer about 10mins, or until
thick and creamy. In a separate bowl triple sift cornflour, cream of tartar and soda.

Gently fold dry ingredients into egg mixture.

Hull and chop remaining strawberries. Push through fine sieve to make a puree, discard the seeds.

Add the puree to egg and flour mixture and fold gently. Divide mixture evenly between tins.

Bake cakes about 20mins.Turn them, top-side-up, onto wire racks to cool. Split each sponge in half.

Beat cream and half of icing sugar in a bowl with electric mixer until soft peaks formed. Have the
layered sponge cake ready.

Place one layer on serving plate, cut-side up. Spread with 1/3 of jam and then 1/3 of strawberries.

Top with 1/3 of cream. Repeat layering, finishing with cake layer. Dust with remaining icing sugar.

Strawberries and Cream Sponge Layer Cake

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