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Calorie conscious fruit layer cake

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About the bake

A delicious layer cake, perfect as a centrepiece at a party! It also has the added benefit of being low in calories and fat too, with only 251 calories and 2.5% fat per serving!

55Total Time
20Prep Time
35Bake Time
7Serves
Easy

Method

  1. Step 1:

    Preheat oven to 180°C, (fan 160°C, Gas Mark 4). Grease and base line a 25cm high sided cake tin.

  2. Step 2:

    To make the sponge, using an electric whisk, whisk together the egg yolks and hot water until foamy and light.

  3. Step 3:

    Slowly add two thirds of the sugar and continue whisking on a high speed until thick and creamy.

  4. Step 4:

    In a clean bowl and using a clean dry whisk, whisk the egg whites until stiff, slowly adding the remaining sugar a little at a time. Carefully fold the egg whites into the yolk mixture

  5. Step 5:

    Sift the flour, cornflour and baking powder over and carefully fold into the mixture.

  6. Step 6:

    Pour into the prepared tin and bake in the centre of a preheated oven for 25- 35 minutes, until firm to the touch. Allow to cool. When cool cut the cake horizontally into three layers.

  7. Step 7:

    Place the base sponge on a serving plate, spread with half of the yoghurt then add half the fruit.

  8. Step 8:

    Top with the centre sponge spread with more yoghurt and sprinkle with the fruit. Top with the remaining sponge and sprinkle with additional half spoon.

Ingredients

  • For the cake

    • 4 Egg(s) (free range) (separated)
    • 4 tbsp Water (hot)
    • 1 tsp Vanilla bean paste
    • 120g Half spoon granulated sugar
    • 70g Allinson's Plain White Flour
    • 70g Cornflour
    • 1.25 tsp Baking powder
  • For the filling

    • 450ml Greek yoghurt (low fat)
    • 2 tbsp Icing sugar
    •  Half spoon granulated sugar (to sprinkle)

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