Summer is finally here and what is the best than a cake to celebrate it with friends? This recipe is easy to make – at this link you will find my sponge recipe but if you don’t feel like baking you can always buy some already made sponge. The important thing in this case is that you are using fresh fruits to top it up! Happy Summer everyone!
What you need:
- 250 g mascarpone cheese
- 100 g icing sugar
- a jar of jam (I used handmade strawberry jam but you can use any flavour)
- juice of half lemon diluited in 150 ml water
- 50 g almond flakes
- fresh fruit for the topping (I used organic redcurrants from my parents garden)
- food colouring (optional)
How to make it:
Slice the sponge cake in three layers and soak the cake base with some lemony water (the sponge can be quite dry so the water helps with this. Make sure the sponge is moist enough but not too much that it breaks). Beat the mascarpone with the icing sugar and if you fancy you can add some food colouring at this stage.
Spread a thin layer of jam on the cake and then add some mascarpone filling. Place the second layer on top of the iced one and repeat the steps above (water, jam, mascarpone) – in this second layer I have also added some almonds to add some extra crunch!
Place the last layer of sponge and decorate the top with the fresh fruit and the remaining almonds. You can also add fresh cream or icing sugar if you want.