Tahila’s Marshmallow Surprise Raspberry and Vanilla Sponge Cake

Recipe by: Tahila

Tahila’s Marshmallow Surprise Raspberry and Vanilla Sponge Cake

Italian Meringue Buttercream

4 egg whites
Pinch cream of tartar
200g sugar
80g water
1tbsp Vanilla paste
450g Salted butter, softened

  1. Place the egg whites and cream of tartar into a stand mixing bowl
  2. Place the sugar and water into a saucepan. Heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved, then stop stirring
  3. Continue heating the sugar until it reaches 118’C
  4. Gently whip the egg whites until they’re foamy, then slowly pour the sugar syrup down the side of the bowl while the mixer is on
  5. Once all of the sugar is added, turn the mixer on to high speed and whip until stiff peaks have formed and the bottom of the bowl is cool
  6. Keep the mixer on medium speed and add in the butter a few tablespoons at a time until it’s all mixed in
  7. Colour and flavour the buttercream however you’d like


24g Gelatine
120g water
200g sugar
110g glucose
60g water

  1. Place gelatine and 120g cold water into a mixing bowl and allow to bloom
  2. Combine sugar, glucose and 60g of water in a saucepan. Stir to dissolve the sugar then stop mixing. Heat it up until it reaches 118’C.
  3. Turn the mixer on and slowly pour the hot sugar down the side of the bowl to mix with the gelatine
  4. Once all the sugar is mixed in, turn up the speed and whip the mixture until it has stiff peaks
  5. Colour and flavour the marshmallows as desired.
  6. Pour the mixture into a lined tin with cornstarch and icing sugar. Alternatively, pipe the marshmallow onto a tray dusted with cornflour.
  7. Once set, use marshmallows on you cake

Raspberry Jam

200g Raspberries
150g Sugar
Juice of 1 lemon

  1. Place all of the ingredients into a saucepan and allow it to simmer until it has thickened and reached 104’C
  2. Allow to cool before using on your cake

Beat and Bake Sponge

180g flour
200g castor sugar
20ml Royal Baking Powder
125g Milk
150g Butter, softened
3 eggs
1tsp salt
1tbsp Vanilla Paste

  1. Make sure ALL of your ingredients are at room temperature.
  2. Place all of the ingredients into a mixing bowl and set speed to medium. Beat ingredients for 3 minutes.
  3. Colour batter in desired colours and place into 3x 8inch baking tins
  4. Bake at 150’C for 25 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.

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