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Squares of Eton Mess cake stacked up on a plate next to a tea pot and tea cup. Tried & Tested

Eton mess cake

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Why not try this variation on a classic British dessert, but in the form of a cake instead.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:12
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

  • 125g 4½ oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
  • 125g 4½ oz Butter (unsalted)
  • 1tsp 1tsp Vanilla extract (we use Nielsen-Massey) Vanilla extract
  • 200g 7⅛ oz Plain white flour (we use Allinson) Plain white flour
  • 100g 3½ oz Almonds (ground)
  • ½tsp ½tsp Baking powder
  • 4 4 Egg(s) (free range) Large
  • 300g 10⅝ oz Strawberries cut in half
  • 3 3 Meringue nests broken

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan 160°C, gas mark 4). Line a baking tray (33cm x 18cm approx) with greaseproof paper.

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Cream the butter and sugar together. Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract, until mix is light and creamy.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 125g 4½ oz Butter (unsalted)
    • 125g 4½ oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
    • 4 4 Egg(s) (free range) Large
    • 1tsp 1tsp Vanilla extract (we use Nielsen-Massey) Vanilla extract
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Fold in the sifted flour, baking powder and ground almonds. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 200g 7⅛ oz Plain white flour (we use Allinson) Plain white flour
    • ½tsp ½tsp Baking powder
    • 100g 3½ oz Almonds (ground)
  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Lay the strawberries cut side down into the mixture along with the broken meringue nests.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 300g 10⅝ oz Strawberries cut in half
    • 3 3 Meringue nests broken
  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Bake for 35 minutes until golden brown or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Allow to cool and then cut into 12 portions and serve on its own or with cream.