Easy strawberries cake

With a little delay today I post this easy recipe  for a cake which is perfect for St. Valentine day. But I’d say this is perfect for any occasion.

What you need:

For the dough:

  • 150g flour;
  • 110g unsalted butter;
  • 75 g sugar;
  • 1 egg;
  • 1 pinch of salt;
  • 1 tsp baking powder;
  • grated lemon zest;
  • 1 tbsp White wine;

For the  topping:

  • 200g fresh strawberries, washed and sliced;
  • juice of 1 organic orange;
  • 250 ml fresh cream;
  • 50 g icing sugar;
  • 50g strawberry jam;

How to make it:

Pre-heat the oven at 180°C. Work together the sugar, the softened butter and the egg into a rough paste. Add the salt, the baking powder, the lemon zest and the wine. Gradually work in the flour with your fingertips to bind the ingredients into a smooth dough. Wrap the mixture in clingfilm and chill for 30 mins.

In the meanwhile add the orange juice  to the strawberries and set them aside (if you like it you can add Cointreau instead of the orange juice). Roll out the pastry in a floured surface and line a 20 cm tart tin. Prick the pastry base with a fork, cover it with some baking paper and bake for 15 mins. Remove the baking paper and keep baking for additional 10 mins,

While the base is baking you might start preparing the filling;Whisk together the double cream with the icing sugar untile nice and fluffy. This will take you around 6/7 minutes with a kitchen robot at max speed. Be careful when doing this as the cream might turn out as butter.

Once the base has cooled down you can start decorating your cake. Spread the strawberry jam over the surface of the cake and place the strawberries and the cream as desired. Below it’s my cake. Hope you enjoy it.

Strawberries cake