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Strawberry Pimm’s cake

Strawberry Pimm’s cake

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Jeanette

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"My favorite summer cake! It combines all ingredients a Pimm’s bowl would include, like strawberries, cucumber, oranges, and mint."
Difficulty
Hard 💪
Preparation
80 min
Baking
20 min
Resting
240 min

Ingredients

2Servings
62½ g
strawberries (divided)
93¾ ml
Pimm’s (divided)
58⅛ g
sugar (divided)
½
eggs
22½ g
butter
tsp
vanilla extract
½ tbsp
milk
35⅝ g
flour
½ tsp
baking powder
tsp
salt
1 leaves
gelatin
112½ ml
heavy cream (divided)
orange
cucumber
g
mint
18¾ g
strawberry jam
31¼ g
mascarpone
tsp
lemon zest
¼ tbsp
confectioner’s sugar
red food coloring (optional)
strawberries for serving
mint for serving
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Utensils

immersion blender, plastic wrap, liquid measuring cup, large bowl, cutting board, knife, oven, fine sieve, hand mixer with beaters, 3 baking pans (26-cm/10-in.), small bowl, saucepan, toothpick, fine grater, rubber spatula, cake board, offset spatula

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Nutrition per serving

Cal645
Fat35 g
Protein7 g
Carb56 g
  • Step 1/ 8

    • 53⅛ g strawberries
    • tsp sugar
    • immersion blender
    • plastic wrap
    • liquid measuring cup
    • large bowl
    • cutting board
    • knife

    Chop most of the strawberries and mix with part of the sugar in a large bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hrs., then blend with an immersion blender.

  • Step 2/ 8

    • ½ eggs
    • 22½ g butter
    • 43¾ g sugar
    • tsp vanilla extract
    • ½ tbsp milk
    • 22½ ml strawberry puree
    • 35⅝ g flour
    • ½ tsp baking powder
    • tsp salt
    • oven
    • fine sieve
    • large bowl
    • hand mixer with beaters
    • 3 baking pans (26-cm/10-in.)
    • small bowl

    Preheat the oven to 180°C/360°F. To make the cake, separate the eggs. Mix the butter, part of the sugar, egg yolks, vanilla extract, half of the milk, and part of the strawberry puree. Then sift the flour, baking powder, and salt into the wet mixture and combine. Add the remaining milk. Beat the egg whites and gently fold them into the mixture. Divide the batter between three equal-sized baking pans and bake for approx. 20 min.

  • Step 3/ 8

    • 1 leaves gelatin
    • ml Pimm’s
    • small bowl

    To prepare the Pimm’s mousse, soak the gelatin in a part of the Pimm’s.

  • Step 4/ 8

    • 87½ ml Pimm's
    • 12½ g sugar
    • 62½ ml heavy cream
    • saucepan
    • large bowl
    • toothpick

    Put a third of the remaining Pimm’s in a saucepan. Use a toothpick to mark the height of liquid in the saucepan. Bring to a boil, add the remaining Pimm’s and sugar, and simmer to reduce to a third (the syrup is done when the reduced liquid reaches the height of the marked toothpick). In the meantime, whisk part of the heavy cream until stiff and set aside at room temperature.

  • Step 5/ 8

    • 27½ ml Pimm's syrup

    Measure out the cooked syrup. If not enough liquid, add some strawberry puree to it. Add hot syrup to soaked gelatin and whisk slowly until gelatin is dissolved. Then whisk on high speed until the mixture is foamy. Set aside and let cool down to room temperature.

  • Step 6/ 8

    • orange
    • cucumber
    • 9⅜ g strawberries
    • g mint
    • fine grater
    • rubber spatula

    Zest the orange and the cucumber. Cut the remaining strawberries, orange, and cucumber into small pieces. Chop the mint. Add a third of the stiff cream to the Pimm’s-gelatin mixture and whisk to combine. Then add the remaining stiff cream and fold it in with the fruit and cucumber pieces, mint, and zests.

  • Step 7/ 8

    • 18¾ g strawberry jam
    • cake board

    Spread each sponge layer with strawberry jam and then use a cake board to assemble the cake by layering the cakes and the Pimm’s mousse. Start and end with the cake layers. Refrigerate for at least 2 hrs.

  • Step 8/ 8

    To make the outer frosting, whisk mascarpone, lemon zest, and confectioner’s sugar, then gradually whisk in heavy cream until soft and spreadable. You can add a bit of red food coloring if you want. Then spread the cake with the frosting and decorate with strawberries and mint. Ready to enjoy!
    • 31¼ g mascarpone
    • tsp lemon zest
    • ¼ tbsp confectioner’s sugar
    • 50 ml heavy cream
    • red food coloring
    • strawberries for serving
    • mint for serving
    • offset spatula
    • large bowl

    To make the outer frosting, whisk mascarpone, lemon zest, and confectioner’s sugar, then gradually whisk in heavy cream until soft and spreadable. You can add a bit of red food coloring if you want. Then spread the cake with the frosting and decorate with strawberries and mint. Ready to enjoy!

  • Enjoy your meal!

    Strawberry Pimm’s cake

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