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Fresh Strawberry and Cream Sponge Cake

Updated on April 16, 2015
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Fresh Strawberry and Cream Sponge Cake
Fresh Strawberry and Cream Sponge Cake | Source

I love this Fresh Strawberry and Cream Sponge Cake because it is so easy to make. This is a must-try recipe for busy people who love to entertain and impress their guests because this mouth-watering dessert cake will be ready in just one hour. It is perfect for afternoon teas, social gatherings, picnics and even birthdays.


Preparation and Baking Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 35 min
Ready in: 50 min
Yields: One large fresh strawberry and cream cake

Ingredients for topping and filling

  • 300ml thickened cream
  • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 400 grams strawberries
  • 150 grams shelled pistachio nuts

Ingredients for sponge cake

  • 1½ cups plain flour
  • a pinch of salt
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup fine sugar


Instructions for making the sponge cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line the base of a 20cm cake tin with greaseproof paper. Grease the paper and the sides of the tin.
  2. Sift the plain flour and salt.
  3. Using an electric mixer, whip the eggs and sugar until the mixture starts to thicken and lighten in colour.
  4. Sift the sifted flour into the mixture. Gently fold the flour into the mixture until just mixed.
  5. Pour the mixture into the greased cake tin. Bake the mixture in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes.
  6. Insert a skewer into the centre of the cake to check. The skewer should come out clean and the cake is ready.
  7. Turn off the oven and leave the cake in there for a few minutes before transferring the cake onto a wire rack.
  8. Remove the greaseproof paper and leave the cake on the wire rack to cool.

Preparing the filling and topping

Wash the strawberries and cut out the tops. Cut about ten strawberries into halves and set aside. Slice the remaining stawberries into rounds.

Chop the pistachio nuts finely and set aside.

Pour the thickened cream and caster sugar in a mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat until the mixture doubles in volume and starts to form peaks.

Decorating the cake

Cut the cake horizontally into halves. Lift up the top layer and put aside. Spread a layer of cream mixture evenly on the bottom layer. Arrange the strawberry slices on the layer of cream. Then spread a layer of cream on the other cut layer of the cake. Place the top layer over the bottom layer so that the strawberries and cream are sandwiched in between the two layers.

Spread cream over the top and sides of the cake so that the whole cake is covered with cream. Press the chopped pistachio nuts around the sides of the cake with a small spoon or a knife. The nuts will stick to the cream. Scoop up the nuts that fell off and press them again onto the cream.

Decorate the top of the cake with the remaining cream by using an icing piping bag. Arrange the strawberry halves in a circle on the top and use the remaining pistachio nuts in the centre.

Chill the cake in the refrigerator for a couple of hours or until it is ready to serve.

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Spread cream on the bottom layer and add strawberry slicesStrawberry and cream filling Cake is covered with cream and pistachio nutsCake is ready to serve!
Spread cream on the bottom layer and add strawberry slices
Spread cream on the bottom layer and add strawberry slices | Source
Strawberry and cream filling
Strawberry and cream filling | Source
Cake is covered with cream and pistachio nuts
Cake is covered with cream and pistachio nuts | Source
Cake is ready to serve!
Cake is ready to serve! | Source
Fresh Strawberry and Cream Sponge Cake
Fresh Strawberry and Cream Sponge Cake | Source

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  • lady rain profile imageAUTHOR

    lady rain 

    4 years ago from Australia

    ziyena, you are so right.. most people would rather buy than make their own dessert. I always make my own cakes because I'm a fussy eater! And, homemade cakes taste a lot better, too. Thank you for stopping by :)

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    Ziyena Brazos 

    4 years ago from Somewhere in Time ...

    Yum! It's so nice when I see someone promoting the art of baking, especially in a time when most people would rather run to the grocery store and pick up a desert rather than making an attempt to bake themselves. Very nice format, well structured with easy steps to follow. You've got my UP

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    lady rain 

    4 years ago from Australia

    oliversmum, I hope you get to make this cake very soon. The combination of strawberries, pistachio nuts and fresh cream makes it so delicious! You can also use roasted cashew nuts instead of pistachios. Thank you for leaving a comment here and giving the thumbs up :)

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    oliversmum 

    4 years ago from australia

    Lady rain Hi. Your recipe has just made my day.Thank you. It looks fabulous,tasty and with your easy to follow instructions easy to make. Our strawberries are not ripe yet,so will have to buy some organic ones, so that I can make this cake/sweet. Thanks again. Thumbs up and Awesome. :) :)

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    lady rain 

    5 years ago from Australia

    moonlake, thank you for voting and pinning. I really appreciate that!

  • lady rain profile imageAUTHOR

    lady rain 

    5 years ago from Australia

    carol7777, thank you for your kind comment, votes and pins. They mean a lot to me :)

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    lady rain 

    5 years ago from Australia

    torrilynn, I hope you'll get to try out this fresh strawberry and cream sponge cake recipe soon! Thank you for commenting, voting and pinning :)

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    lady rain 

    5 years ago from Australia

    Glimmer Twin Fan, if you can't eat strawberries, you can substitute with other fruits like peaches, apricots and cherries. I think these fruits will make the cake look pretty awesome, too!

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    moonlake 

    5 years ago from America

    Your cake looks delicious so pretty. Vote up and pinned.

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    carol stanley 

    5 years ago from Arizona

    the picture is worth a million words. Looks delish and easy to make. Voting up and pinning.

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    torrilynn 

    5 years ago

    Hi lady rain.

    Thanks for this great way to make sponge

    Cake and showcasing off how easy it is to make thanks again and voted up

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    Claudia Mitchell 

    5 years ago

    This looks incredible. When I saw it I thought it looked like a flower. Sadly I have recently come to the realization that I can't eat strawberries, but I may hold out a little bit longer to try this one! Shared all around!

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