Strawberry and Vanilla Whipped Cream Cake

This cake is the taste of British Summer captured in a cake! Juicy strawberries, delicious soft vanilla whipped cream with a light vanilla scented sponge…amazing! Relatively quick and easy to make too. This would also work beautifully with raspberries, blueberries, sliced peaches or nectarines….up to you, as long as the fruit is ripe and tasty.Continue reading “Strawberry and Vanilla Whipped Cream Cake”

Hot and Cold Chocolate and Vanilla Baked Alaska Cake with a Milk Chocolate Sauce

I know baked Alaska is traditionally made from plain sponge base, strawberry jam, vanilla ice cream center and french meringue, but I was trying to combine my son’s favourite desserts (chocolate cake, vanilla ice cream and toasted marshmallows) in one cake. It was gorgeous: rich french chocolate cake base, cold vanilla ice cream centre, coveredContinue reading “Hot and Cold Chocolate and Vanilla Baked Alaska Cake with a Milk Chocolate Sauce”

Home Sweet Home “Le St Germain” Almond Cake

Was feeling a little homesick at the weekend so I decided to make the speciality cake from my hometown, St Germain en Laye, 10 miles west of Paris. “Le St Germain” as it is called, was created in 1920 by Patisserie Hardy on rue des Louviers. It is a very moist almond cake, packed withContinue reading “Home Sweet Home “Le St Germain” Almond Cake”