Friday, 3 June 2011

Mixed Berry Cake with Cheesecake Frosting.

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.
Beat in 4tbsp of the soured cream.

Stir in the fruit gently, leave about 50g to decorate.
Tip into the tin and bake for 50 minutes until golden brown and a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the cake.
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

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