A couple of years ago I made this cake for work and soon I had an order for a birthday cake, last week I had my first return customer 🙂 This cake is really tasty with layers of chewy sponge cake, meringue and fresh cream mixed with raspberries. The size makes it ideal for big parties as it easily serves 24. I like the cake so much that we had this as an alternative cake for our wedding! The only problem with the cake is to come up with a great name so short of a better name you can find the recipe on the “Meringue Cake” page. I hope you enjoy as much as I do!
My oven has broken and parents and in-laws were over for a bbq, you can’t have guests for dinner and not give them dessert, I’m sure there is a law against it so I had to make something that would be quick (I was short of time), tasty, look impressive and not use an oven….I love lemon desserts in the summer, I find them lighter and refreshing, especially after a bbq, so I decided to make lemon mousse with fresh stawberries. I got 6 nice glasses out and placed crushed digestive biscuits in the bottom of the glasses (some mix it with butter but I prefer it without and it is quicker).
300ml double cream
218g condensed milk
1 lemon (rind and juice)
Whisk the double cream until soft peaks.
Add the condensed milk and whisk again.
Add the lemon rind and juice, whisk until the mixture is thick and smooth (1/2min).
Place the mousse in the glasses and leave in the fridge to set for 1-2hours, they can also be prepared the day before and left in the fridge over night.
Just before eating, top up the glasses with sliced strawberries and serve.
I used 1 part biscuit base, 3parts mousse and 2 parts strawberries.
We ended up having a lovely evening and both the bbq and the dessert were successful 🙂
Apparently, in Wales, birthday cakes are brought out with candles, singing and all to then be taken away and not eaten at the party but given to the guest to take home to eat…this seems like the strangest thing ever to me! So for Natasha there was a big cake to eat at the party and individual much less messy My Little Pony raspberry and vanilla muffins to put in the party bags. There were two boys at the birthday party so I made a Darth Vader and a Death Star chocolate toppers and green butter cream for them, for someone who doesn’t do much cake decorating and a first for children’s birthday cakes I was pretty pleased with the result:
A while back it was my neighbour Natasha’s Birthday and I was asked to make the cake. Apparently My Little Pony is her new favourite so her mum had ordered a cake topper on line. I made my trusted Victoria Sponge Cake with raspberry and cream filling and used a thin layer of vanilla butter cream to fix the cake topper to the cake. I thought it looked really festive and Natasha liked it, which is all that matters!