I came across this recipe on a TV show called Kiwi Baker in California. Dean Brettschneider who is a judge on one of my favourite food shows (New Zealand’s hottest home bakers) put this together and I honestly drooled all over the couch while watching it
From my Kuwait readers, this cake reminded me of a fruit cream cake you get in the local bakeries like Mr Baker or even Caesars. Back home its covered in almonds as well. Absolutely yum!
I made this a few weeks ago and saved it to share it today as the blog turns 4 years old today! It’s been a very interesting ride from the time it began. I remember being extremely bored when I first got here. The life and culture in NZ is so different from the US and I actually missed being busy (yes I am very weird LOL). I also enjoyed cooking and was getting a bit tired of hearing fellow Indians say that I probably don’t know how to cook as I was not raised in India. 🙂 Soon after the blog began, that comment started to slowly disappear and I don’t hear it frequently anymore
Thought I would share a few of my highlights
My first post was a Potato and Carrot Curry
The 100th post was a biryani which is K’s favourite Indian meal – Mutton Biryani
I blogged when my daughter D was 2.5 weeks. I remember missing blogging and needed a change from the constant feeding, burping and, baby laundry – so I left the baby with mum for a little and baked this Banana, Date and Walnut Loaf. This made a perfect afternoon tea for mum and I
Thanks for following me on my food journey! 🙂 I enjoy posting recipes for you to try. Going through the recipes I know I have grown a lot in the way I cook, blog and even take pics haha … It will be great if you can get your friends to LIKE the facebook page
On to the recipe!
I came across this recipe on a TV show called Kiwi Baker in California. Dean Brettschneider who is a judge on one of my favourite food shows (New Zealand's hottest home bakers) put this together and I honestly drooled all over the couch while watching it
- Whisk together the eggs and sugar. Carefully fold in the flour and then the melted butter and mix well. Don’t over mix the batter
- Pour the batter into a well greased 20cm round cake tin and bake for approx 30mins
- Once baked, allow it to cool completely and then remove from the cake tin. Cut into three or four equal layers and set aside
- Filling –
- 00 ml cream
- 50 gms sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Approx 750gms worth of fruits like raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and kiwis. I chopped the strawberries and kiwis
- Whip the cream and then add the sugar and vanilla extract and mix it all up
- Place the last layer of the sponge cake on a cake stand, add a geneorous amount of whipped cream. Spread it evenly and then add the fruits
- Continue doing this with the rest of the layers. Sponge, topped with whip and then the fruits. Make sure you press the sponge down lightly before adding the whip
- Finally spread the entire cake with freshly whipped cream. I should be a bit more patient next time while doing this so I have a cleaner finish lol
- Cover the top with more fruits. Refrigerate for a couple of hours and then serve
- A friend of mine made a tropical fruit version and grated white chocolate on top – it was absolutely YUM!