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Saturday, 25 August 2012

White Chocolate and Strawberry Cream Cake

I've had a birthday recently, yes another one, they definitely come round quicker every year.  Quite often I end up with a bought cake from M&S but as I was on holiday at home, I decided to make my own cake. 

I chose this White Chocolate and Strawberry Cream Cake from the Great British Bake Off book from 2011, the recipe is widely available on the web so I've linked to one which is a reliable source.

The cake was relatively easy to make although it did stick to my tins a little bit, so make sure you grease them very well or use cake release spray.  I probably slightly overbaked my sponges too as they seemed to still be wobbly in the middle. However, it didn't affect the taste or moistness of the sponge they are just a little darker than I would have liked.  Putting the cake together is 'a piece of cake' and the 'value' strawberries I used were ideal, being smaller but packed with flavour rather than water. 


As most of you know I like to enter cooking/baking challenges and was rather perplexed because this didn't fit any of them.  Then I remembered Bookmarked Recipes  run by Jacqueline from Tinned Tomatoes  and founded by Ruth from Ruth's Kitchen Experiments.

I'm hoping that I can just sneak in as this is the last Saturday of the month and the round up is due.

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11 Comments:

At 25 August 2012 at 15:22 , Blogger Cakeyboi said...

White chocolate and strawberries - classic combo! This looks like heaven - literally!!

 
At 25 August 2012 at 15:30 , Blogger Choclette said...

Fantastic birthday cake Janice. I didn't even know I had the recipe until you pointed it out. I've just looked in my book and it loos like a really good one. Glad you were on holiday, it does make it a bit more special. Hope you had a lovely day.

 
At 25 August 2012 at 16:47 , Blogger Ali said...

Thanks for the idea it looks delicious xx

 
At 25 August 2012 at 16:54 , Blogger belleau kitchen said...

Stunning!! Happy birthday sweetie. What a lovely treat to yourself. I imagine it tasted superb. Love the drizzling white creamy icing. Divine!

 
At 25 August 2012 at 17:09 , Blogger Chris said...

That looks so lovely ... and another cake I don't get the chance to get a piece of ...

 
At 25 August 2012 at 22:25 , Blogger Caroline said...

Love the strawberry and white choc combo - it looks like a delicious birthday cake!

 
At 26 August 2012 at 03:45 , Blogger The KitchenMaid said...

Happy birthday Janice. I always think birthday cakes you make for yourself are the best because you appreciate exactly how much effort goes in to making them and you can make whatever sort YOU like! This does look like a lovely combo.

 
At 26 August 2012 at 19:21 , Blogger Karen S Booth said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Janice, and pass me slice of cake too....it looks LUSH!

 
At 27 August 2012 at 03:52 , Blogger Rebecca Subbiah said...

lovely cake and happy birthday hugs

 
At 27 August 2012 at 03:55 , Blogger Wendy@The Omnivorous Bear said...

How delicious does that look? White chocolate is my guilty pleasure...

 
At 27 August 2012 at 17:00 , Blogger Debs Dust Bunny said...

Happy belated Birthday! You followed my rule, if you want a great birthday cake, bake it YOURSELF! ; ) It looks wonderful!

 

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