Ultimate Summer Berry Cake by Lily Vanilli

  • Total Time

    50m
    • Prep Time

      20m
    • Bake Time

      30m
  • Serves

    12

  • Skill Level

    Easy
  • Dietary Needs

    Veg
    • Vegetarian
  • 0 Reviews

    No ratings yet

Save

This Ultimate Summer Berry Cake recipe has been created especially by our friend Lily Vanilli. If you're looking for a sponge cake made with the best ingredients for the best flavour, this one is for you. Lily has adorned this beautiful cake with buttercream and fresh flowers making it a really pretty bake. This cake recipe is perfect if you've got friends round for a coffee. 

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC/180ºC fan/gas 6.

  2. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, caster sugar, baking powder and salt. Beat in the butter until the mixture appears to be evenly coated and looks like a fine crumble mix, about 2–3 minutes using an electric mixer on medium speed.

  3. Now add the eggs and beat, on medium, just until incorporated. Add the milk and vanilla and beat, on medium and then on high, until the mixture is smooth and combined, but also a bit lighter in colour - really go for it with the beating...it will take a good 3-4 minutes.

    Top Tip: Best Batter
  4. Divide the mixture between your two prepared tins and level out to the edges. Bake for 25–30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. 

  5. Leave to cool completely, then turn out of your tins.

  6. To make the vanilla buttercream, beat the soft butter alone for 4–5 minutes on high speed. Add the icing sugar, vanilla (or berries) and cream and beat on a low speed to bring it together, then turn up and beat on high for another 2–3 minutes.  

  7. Once your cake is completely cool, use the back of a spoon to spread some of the buttercream on top of the first layer.

  8. Then pile it with chopped fresh strawberries or redcurrants or any fruit you like. Place the second layer on top and decorate with cut strawberries or any fruit plus fresh flowers or elderflower if you like.

Let's Bake

The easiest way to follow a recipe

Reviews

  1. Unfortunately there are no reviews for this recipe yet!

Leave Your Thoughts

Unfortunately reviews are not permitted to non-registered users.

Please to leave your review or ask us a question.

Recipe Alternatives

Register with BakingMad.com to:

  1. Get free entry in to our regular competitions
  2. Have a chance to become our baker of the month
  3. Help other bakers by rating and reviewing recipes
First Name
Last name
Date of birth

How we use your information

Treating your personal data with care is important to us. If you’d like to know how we use your personal data, including how we personalise our communications to you please see our Privacy Policy

Enter your login details:

We use cookies to provide you with the best browsing experience. By continuing to use this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please read our cookie policy.

At Baking Mad we love cookies. We even place them on your computer. These ones don't contain chocolate chips, but they do allow us to provide you with the best experience. By continuing to use this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please read our cookie policy. To bake some of your own, visit our cookie recipes page!

Close