For this months Clandestine Cake Club meeting the theme was Flirtatiously Fruity and Succulent Savoury. For an excellent review go here and look at what else turned up.
I decided to go for the flirtatiously fruity and decided to make a recipe I found on BBC Good Food and adapted slightly.
Mixed Berry Cake with Cheesecake Frosting
175g soft butter
175g golden caster sugar
3 Large Eggs
225g Self Raising Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
142ml carton of sour cream
350g of mixed berries. I used; blueberries, raspberries and blackberries
200g Philadelphia cream cheese
100g icing sugar
Preheat oven to 180C (fan =160C)
Line a deep loose based cake tin.
Mix the butter, sugar, eggs, flour, baking powder and vanilla and beat together until well mixed.
Stir in the fruit gently, leave about 50g to decorate.
Remove from the oven and cool for 10 minutes then tip out onto a wire rack to finish cooling
Beat the soft cheese, icing sugar and the remaining sour cream together until smooth and creamy.
Spread out on top and decorate with the remaining fruit.
I took a picture of my plate after my first assault of the rather long table filled with cake at this months event:
Not bad for a first course. Yum