Summer celebration cake

Summer celebration cake

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(10 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr, 30 mins


Serves 16
This fruity cake is impressive but easy to make - perfect for birthdays or for dessert

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal349
  • fat22g
  • saturates13g
  • carbs35g
  • sugars19g
  • fibre1g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.24g


  • Easy vanilla cake mix (see recipe below - you won't need the syrup)
  • 2 x 170g punnets raspberries



    A member of the rose family, raspberries have a wonderfully intense, sweet taste, and many…

  • 225g punnet blueberries



    Blueberries are one of the few edibles native to North America and credited with being…

  • 225g tub crème fraîche
  • icing sugar (optional)


  1. Butter and line the base and sides of a round, loosebottomed 23cm cake tin with non-stick baking paper. Make the Easy vanilla cake batter (see 'Goes well with'), spread half of it into the tin, then mix half the berries into what is left. Spoon this over the first layer and smooth the top. Bake for 1 hr 30 mins; check with a skewer - it should come out clean.

  2. Cool for 30 mins, then remove from the tin and leave to cool on a wire rack. Once completely cold, put onto a plate, smooth the crème fraîche over and pile the remaining berries on the top. Dust with icing sugar, if using. The cake is best eaten fresh, but will keep in the fridge for up to 2 days; return to room temperature before topping with the cream and fruit and serving.

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11th Sep, 2009
This is a wonderful cake, I have made it many times and its make a wonderful dessert. First time I made it I put strawberries in it as well by mistake, have never looked back now I always do it.
10th Aug, 2009
Just made this for a birthday and it was really nice..everyone, I mean everyone, commented on how delicious it was. I would however add a little more vanilla next time and also, more creme fraiche. I had some double cream to spare and that just made it heavenly!!
20th Jul, 2009
I have made this cake twice now and believe me its the best ever! It is so moist and SOOO moreish....
21st Jun, 2009
Delicious. Halved the amount and made without the creme fraiche and fruit topping as wasn't going to eat it quick enough.


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