Welcome to the new look Foody Two Shoes! Thanks to Tiff for coming up with the fun design, and to Tore from Symbiotisk for being my WordPress guru extraordinaire – I’m glad all the plying with cream cakes, burgers, lattes and whisky has paid off ;-)
Over the past few months I’ve realised how much fun it is to do this food blogging stuff and, not least, taking the photos – the cause of many a delayed meal in the Kassow household ;-) Thanks to all those who have given feedback, recipes and dared to try out some of the recipes I’ve been posting. One thing I’ve realised is that ya’ll really like the sweet stuff. The hits go through the roof when I post something cakey or desserty. The stats are less impressive, folks, when it’s a salad or the like ;-) But hey that’s OK, I like doing the naughty stuff best anyway.
On that note, here’s a new recipe for you. I like the drama of the big strawberries on top and as they’re are at their peak here in Denmark at the moment, it’s the perfect way to give them a little glory :) Go for it…
Inspired by the Good Mood Food blog
3 large eggs
50g butter melted
1 vanilla pod or 2 teaspoons good vanilla extract
210g plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
For the filling
80g runny strawberry jam
300g strawberries, hulled
300ml whipped cream
Heat the oven to 170° C and grease two 19 cm/8″ spring form cake tins. Line the bottoms with greaseproof paper if they are not non-stick.
Beat the sugar, eggs and vanilla in a large bowl until pale and fluffy. Mix the milk and melted butter together and pour into the sugar and egg mixture. Mix well. Sieve the flour and baking powder into the bowl and then, using a spatula, gently fold into the cake mix until completely smooth and combined. Divide the mix evenly between the two cake tins. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes. Allow the cake to cool slightly before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely. When the cake has cooled, whip the cream until soft peaks form. Place one layer of the cake on a plate and dollop half the cream on top and spread it. Next drizzle the jam over the cream. Place the second layer of cake on top and add the remaining cream. Arrange the strawberries on top.