Derick and Catherine’s Vanilla Cake

Recipe by: Derick and Catherine
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250g unsalted butter
500g icing sugar
Pink colouring

Vanilla Sponge Cake

250 g unsalted butter (at room temperature) , plus extra for greasing
250 g flour , plus extra for dusting
1,5 tsp Royal Baking Powder
250 g golden caster sugar
4 large free-range eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract.
a few drops of rosewater
300 g fresh Strawberries crowned and halved.
2 Tbs Castor sugar
2 Cup icing sugar
1 Cup butter
A dash of milk or cream.
1 tsp vanilla paste or extract
250ml cream
2 teaspoons caster sugar
Red food colouring

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C. Grease two 20cm sandwich tins and line the bases with greaseproof paper circles, then dust lightly with flour.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar together until very light and fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs one by one, making sure you beat each one in well before you add the next.
  4. Add 1 tsp vanilla
  5. Sift all the dry ingredients and mix into the egg mixture until just combined.
  6. Divide the cake mix between the prepared tins. Spread it out well with a spatula and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden, risen and an inserted skewer comes out clean.
  7. Allow to cool in the tins, then carefully turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Mix a few drops of rosewater into the strawberries in a baking tray.
  9. Add 2 Tbsp Castor sugar and mix.
  10. Bake in a hot oven until caramelized. Allow to cool and blots into a pulp in a food processor
  11. For the vanilla cream, add the vanilla paste and castor sugar in a bowl then whip the cream until you get soft peaks.
  12. Spread the vanilla cream and some French strawberries on one cake and place the other cake on top
  13. Decorate with butter icecream icing coloured to a soft pink. Create a barrier on the top edge and spread the roasted rosewater strawberries paste into the reservoir.

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