Strawberry Cake Recipe
Thomas Sixt is a chef, food photographer and cookbook author.
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You can find my simple strawberry cake recipe in this article. Step by step, these instructions will accompany you in your bakery.
This cake suits me perfectly in the strawberry season. The fresh berries are then wonderfully red and taste wonderfully sweet.
Fruitcake in the variant with strawberries is a seasonal highlight for me. Each season has its most beautiful fruit, we find great variety throughout the year. For my fruit base, there is therefore an extra tutorial with beautiful ideas for a topping. But you can also buy a base and get creative.
Wish you good luck and look forward to feedback via the comment function at the bottom of the page.
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1. Recipe Strawberry Cake
Here follows the simple and clear baking instructions for your strawberry feast. Note the tips after the recipe and feel free to write a baking question at the bottom of the page via the comment function.
Instructions by chef Thomas Sixt.
Strawberry cake recipe for your favorite cake at strawberry time.
Prepare fruit cake base
Bake your own fruit cake base or get one from the supermarket.
Finely chop the white chocolate.
Put chocolate in a small saucepan.
I mostly use the small copper sauté pan, because the heat can be regulated perfectly.
Melt the chocolate at low temperature.
Allow the chocolate to cool below 25°C.
Heat the chocolate again to 32°C and continue processing.
Prepare the cake base and tempered chocolate.
Pour half of the chocolate in the middle of the cake base.
Spread the chocolate as thinly as possible with a spatula.
Let the chocolate cool down.
Prepare agar agar
Boil the agar-agar in a saucepan with 50 ml water for 2 minutes according to the instructions on the packaging.
Prepare filling cream
For the filling, have the remaining melted chocolate, a packet of vanilla pudding and a tub of mascarpone ready.
Prepare filling cream
Mix the liquid, lip-warm chocolate with the pudding and half of the mascarpone until smooth.
Add the remaining mascarpone and mix again until smooth.
Stir in the prepared agar agar and chill the mixture in the refrigerator.
Prepare the strawberries and check for cleanliness.
If necessary, wash the berries quickly and quickly and dry them immediately.
Remove the green stalks from the strawberries and halve the berries.
Halve the strawberries
Place the halved strawberries on a plate.
Provide fruit soil
Prepare the cake base with the chocolate glaze.
Apply filling cream
Put the prepared filling cream on the cake base and spread and smooth with a spatula.
Put strawberries on
Lay the strawberries on top, starting from the outer edge. We started with the big berries on the outside.
Finish fruit topping
Cover the entire surface of the cake with the berry halves.
Provide strawberry cake
Enjoy the visually successful cake and chill.
Optionally prepare frosting with agar agar and powdered sugar.
Optionally glaze the berries with the cake glaze using a brush.
Decorate strawberry cake
Sprinkle the strawberry cake with freshly chopped pistachios and decorate with edible flowers.
I wish you a lot of fun and a successful afternoon.
2. Calories and Nutritional Values
3. Tips for Baking Strawberry Cake
Fruit cake base
You can buy a fruit cake base or bake it yourself. The fruit cake base recipe is very detailed and is sure to work. If you purchase a pie crust, please do not open and unwrap it until just before topping. The finished bases tend to dry out quickly.
I usually do not wash my strawberries. The exception is when they are very dirty. Then it goes berry by berry under the cold waterfall and immediately into the dry. Please wash the strawberries very quickly and dry them again quickly, because the aroma is very volatile. For the cake we agreed on strawberry halves. Even after looking through 500 photos on Instagram, I could not convince Mrs. Sixt of the strawberry slices.
Filling cream or cake glaze
The addition of a filling cream is left to your taste and time horizon. The berries also taste very good laid on, poured over with cake glaze. Personally, I do not like the icing so much, even from glazing the laid fruit I would refrain in the future. After all, such a magical cake is eaten quickly at home and does not need a shelf life in the showcase.
As decoration we have decided to freshly chopped pistachio nuts. Some flowers of wild strawberries from the garden have then also found a place on the fruit cake. The design is left to your creativity.
4. More Baking Ideas for the Strawberry Season
Comments, Cooking Questions and Answers
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